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Full text of "Commoner, 2008"

BRYAN COLLEGE 
DAYTON. TN 37321 



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vVhy did you choose Bryan'* 
freshmen are perpetually askech- a sure 
conversation starter "Why do you go 
here?' prospective students and their 
parents ask those who've been here a 
while. "Why am I at Bryan?' we ask our- 
selves when papers are due, exam time 

comes, and when the bills roll in. Is it 
academic excellence? Is it the exciting 
sports? Are we here for the wonderful 
people? Or for worldview? Maybe we're 

here for something beyond all that. 



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Homecoming 



Bryan is just small enough that we recognize almost every face we 
pass. We know almost all of our classmates by name and get to 
talk to almost all of our professors. We're almost all friends on 
Facebook. Almost all of us almost agree on politics, religion and 
worldview. We're beyond community - we're practically family. 
by Courtney Jergins 



l?orm Life I 



I Off-Campus 



Spiritual Life 



Jf?> Parquets 

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Activities 




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Pausing while music plays from 
his laptop, Freshman Dave Kirk- 
wood prepares to mount his 
surround sound speakers in his 
dorm room in Long as his mother, 
Pamela, reads over the orientation 
schedule. 



'We were the Squirrel Society. 
Ben came up with it." 

- Senior Hannah Markette on the 
name of her small group 



Sophomore Molly Gehring hands a matricu- 
lation package to Freshman Whitney Boggs 
during registration in Mercer. 



or ErinBarrick cheeks the computer 
distribdw the ngfi »ry forms to one 
the p;iss«ig freM m I in the registra- 
of i^erc^ Big orientation. 




Members of the Squirrel Society 
orientation group, Freshmen Connie 
Fullington, Kendall Armstrong, 
and Senior group leader Hannah 
Markette compete in the orientation 
games. 



Repeat after us, "Freshmen 
are friends, not food!" 

[by Michelle Friesen] 



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was my first day as an orientation group leader 
and I thought, 'Oh great, I'm already killing my fresh- 
man people,'" said junior Matt Samsel, who witnessed one of his group members, freshman Chris 
Franca, break his hand in a tragic game of tug-of-war. This year, the student government association 
took on a new approach for the freshman and transfer orientation groups, an approach that has elic- 
ited varying responses. The first activity newcomers engaged in was Bryan's first carnival, which was 
located in the cafeteria. Costume-clad orientation group leaders (OGL) were there to meet and greet 



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Junior Anne Carlile and 
Freshman Tyler Boyd strain 
to dump their water bucket 
using only the attached strings 
during one of the more chal- 
lenging orientation games 
down in the cafeteria. 




photo by Sarah Udvari 



Junior Phil Gray and Freshman Zach 
Bradshaw lead their orientation group 
(Freshmen Liz Van Erem, Glenna Gibbs, 
Sophomore Laura Puckett, and Fresh- 
man Zach Horat) in a round of tug-of- 
war during orientation games in the 
cafeteria. 



heir group members, and large group activities and games ensued. "I think the new activities were a 
$reat addition to the orientation events, but I did miss the time to get to know your group at the begin- 
ting," said senior leader Corrie Nash. Another change was the inter-group competition for a $200 res- 
aurant gift certificate. The Peanuts led by Junior Courtney Jergins and Sophomore Jordan Lawrence 
ook the prize with their t-shirt designs and photo scavenger hunt activities. "I think the competition 
)uilt community. It gave us a common goal to bind us together as a group," said Jergins, trying to use 
»me Bryan College jargon. For some new students, the activities were a blessing. "When w e came 
lere and had the fun activities, I felt at home here," said Junior transfer Stacey Bradshaw. For others, 
hey were superfluous. "I can definitely tell that the orientation groups were targeted toward people 
:oming right out of high school," said Drew Fendrich, an older freshman. In the end, organizers and 
eader wanted this new method of conducting orientation groups to be fun, energetic, and helpful. 
'Hopefully we're able to make new students feel comfortable and have an easy transition to college," 
said Nash. Freshmen Orientation 4 7 




"What the fat?" 

- an oft repeated quote of Dr. Livesay 

that appeared in the film shown 

during the Homecoming Banquet 



Seniors Laura McFadden and Lindsay Woods, Junior Taylor 
Woods, Sophomore Carolyn Candland, and Senior Katie 
Rosenbaum ready themselves for a meal in one of the "Clue" 
set during the Homecoming Banquet. 



During the alumni basketball 
game, Sophomore Tyrone Shep- 
pard attempts to block at shot from 
one of the alumni players. 




Sophomore Ryan Smith's shadow 
converses with other shadow people 
at the bonfire down by the soccer 
fields as he readies marshmallows for 
s'mores. 



Junior reveals unwritten banquet 
date etiquette 



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[by Amy Barham] 



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fter about three years of mortification and remorse at Ms first attempt 
to win over a homecoming date, Ben Whitley's story has finally sur- 
faced. His freshman year, as he was passing by a freshman girl on the steps leading to the cafeteria, he inquired. 
"Has anyone asked you to the banquet?" When she responded widi a negative, Ben asked, "Wanna go with 
me?" Looking back, Ben says, "I feel so bad! No one had ever told me that we were supposed to ask a girl cre- 
atively! I just didn't know!" After learning the ropes, Ben has vowed to never again ask a banquet date in passing. 
Most of the time, guys wonder until the last possible minute which beautiful girl they will persuade to go as their 



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Crowned King and Queen 
of the homecoming court, 
Senior Paul Gutacker 
escorts Senior Jessi 
Hundley on the soccer field 
during the halftime of the 
homecoming game. 




Holding Senior Michelle Friesen at gunpoint 

Jillian Carr, a Senior, is at risk of being clubbed 

with a candlestick on one of the "Clue" sets 

during the Homecoming Banquet. 



date, while girls are wondering it a guy is brave enough to ask. Since banquets arrive about four times a year, there 
are plenty of awkward moments, especially for freshmen. Freshman J. D. Da\is says, "I didn't know what to expect 
at my first banquet, so I ran the opposite direction and asked a friend who didn't even go to Bryan. I didn't want 
any girl I had just met to get the wrong idea." In most cases, students agree that whoever you go to the Homecom- 
ing Banquet with in your freshman year will never result in a close friend - it's just awkward from then on. 



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5 'We don't have tigers or bear s , 
but that's ok, because we've got 
LIONS!" 

- Kansan Junior Kirsten Leach with 
a Wizard of Oz reference 



Junior Mary Clauson shows off her Bryan pride out in front of 
the Latimer Student Center on our very own Bryan Lion Day 



Junior Jeremy Kolb takes a relaxing 
drag as he saunters around the 
cafeteria on Spy Day 





Junior Liesl 
Schoenhals, 
Freshman Dave 
Kirkwood, 
Junior Kirsten 
Meberg, and 
Sophomore 
Laura Funke 
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Junior Sarah Urie blows some gun- 
smoke away after a minor confron- 
tation in the cafeteria on Western 
Day 



Unleashing their school spirit, 
students abandon personal pride. 



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[by Justin Winters] 

ool, clever . . . embarrassing — yes, the student body 

really made an appearance this year. Clever costumes 

like Zachary Scheller's brought all kinds of reactions. His cowboy outfit for Western Day even 

came with a horse! Lion Pride Day found itself with one of the year's most unique costumes: 

Brian Thomas was a lion. When asked about his outfit he replied, "It was pretty hot to wear." 

General consensus has made Geriatrics Day 2007's favorite Spirit Week day, and Heather 

Laskin was its star. She could have passed for an escaped nursing home patient! Of all of 

Spirit 



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Senior Jessi Hundley, Junior Liesl Schoenhals, 
and Sophomore Molly Gehring carefully look- 
over the cafeteria on Spy Day. 



/Veek's costumes, Heather's was probably one of the most thought out . Her attire included 
i walker, a wig and even old-age make-up. Secret Agent Day must not be forgotten, though. 
Vlany James Bonds lurked in the halls as though Bryan was housing an 007 convention. Others 
weren't so excited about Secret Agent Day, and when asked why they were not in costume 
hey explained that they were secret agents. It was the most exciting week of the year for 
nany and the most embarrassing week of the year for the rest, but however you remember 
Spirit Week 2007, you will remember it. 



Spirit Week 




Freshman David Green and 
Junior Chris Tuttle represent in 
one of the halls of Long. 



Students learn close fellowship 

to save big bucks 

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[by Michelle Friesen] 



Waking up to three different alarm clocks every morning may not be your idea of the most pleasanl 
living conditions, but for die students who signed up for triple bunking in Long and Huston dorms i 
rooming with two other people is just another part of the Bryan College experience. "God brought us together,' 1 
said sophomore Joseph Maughan, chuckling. Actually, sign-ups for the rooms on Huston 3rd and Long 2nd anci 
4th were on a complete voluntary basis. The perk of a $1000 scholarship was incentive enough for many student! 
tiiough. Some decided to migrate to wherever their friends happened to be. "I volunteered because I wanted t<i 



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Freshman Drew Abercrombie 
jams on his guitar in Long 
dorm. 




(L-R bed) Freshmen Drew Fendrich, Maribeth Moe, 
Alaina Woodall, Elijah Ammen, Seth Dukes, (L-R 
chairs/couch) Thomas Katz, Drew Abercrombie, 
Sophmore Paul Shearer, and Freshmen Evan John- 
son, and Natalie Mcgehee watch a movie in Long on 
a Saturday night open dorm. 



>tay on die elite hall," said Maughan, resident of Long 2nd. His roommate, Sophomore Phillip Johnston, chose 
:o remain on the same hall because it had die laundry room, the computer lab, and, of course, awesome people. 
Many discovered that die rooms were more spacious dian they expected because the beds could be stacked and 
he desks could be moved around. Long 4di inhabitant Sophomore Ben Cunningham even thought it was more 
tun with three people dian with two. "It's never boring," remarked freshman Dani Park. Park and her roommate 
freshman Becky Orbson projected that diey'll probably be in a triple bunk room next year as well. Next door to 
Park on Huston 3rd is Junior Summer Nielsen's room, which is called "triple direat". "We're pretty insane," said 
Nielsen. Lack of dullness doesn't necessarily imply harmony, however. Junior Josh Storie recalled squabbles over 
dirty laundry on his supposed "side" of die room. Cunningham noted die difficulty of getting in and out of bed 
when diey are stacked three high, not to mention die scrapes from sitting up too fast in a bunk. Despite die set- 
backs of having three to a room, most students affirmed that tiiey had grown closer to each odier during dieir time 
there, whether tiirough late night chats, intense study sessions or simply accompanying each otiier to meals. Maybe 
three isn't a crowd. 



Dorm Life 



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Junior Bethel Ragland claims her 
man in the hall of Arnold. 



phofi >. by Mithelle Friesen 



Rock on, royal dungeon!" 

- Sophomore Katie Newsome expressing 

her love for her floor in Robinson, 

otherwise known as the Palace 



Juniors Jessica Phillips, Heather O'Brien, and 
Sarah Urie work on an art project of sorts in 
the Arnold dorm. 



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ren Page, and Sopho- 



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RD Amanda Alquist kneads some 
cookie dough as Sophomore Lauren 
Simpson looks on in the RD's apart- 
ment of Huston. 



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Housekeeper offers a few suggestions 

for dorm life improvement 

[by Courtney Jergins] 



ear Bryan Kids, 



As a housekeeper in the dorms, I get to fill in for your mother, but I don't often get a chance to remind 
you to pick up after yourselves. I shouldn't have to move your stuff around when I vacuum the halls. I know 
they're your precious belongings, but when we have visitors, they're going to think diat stuff is just a pile of trash. 
Guys, don't drop your sweaty practice clothes at die door. No one wants it to stink up the hall! I'll clean your badr 
rooms, but you've got to pick up your own dirty laundry. And girls, I know you need your chocolate, but is diat 



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Junior Cassie Marie Bundy shows off her creativity 
with the mediums provided for the Christmas deco- 
rations in Huston. 



mess of plastic wrappers and bags at the end of the hall really necessary? Besides, if we've told you once, we've told 
i'ou a thousand times that leaving tilings in the hall creates a fire hazard. We're concerned for your safety. Now 
ibout that laundry room, Huston girls: I don't see how you can forget to take your clothes out of the washer after 
i week. Don't you start to miss your favorite jeans? When all of those loads start to pile up all over the table, the 
roning board, the machines and even the floor, I can't maneuver around them to clean up tire dust and lint. Really 
rirls, even Long's laundry is cleaner than yours. On second thought, do the guys even know where their laundry 
room is? I do love serving you all. Even though I'm at work, I feel like I'm just cleaning up after my own children. 
I'm just giving you this advice because I love you. 



Yours in Christ, 

A Housekeeper 



Dorm Life dfc 15 




"I'm going to go sit on my 
sectional wedge." 

- Cassie Marie Bundy, whose room 
is big enough to fit a piece of a couch 

The RAs of Long Dorm (Sophomore Stephen Russell, Senior 
Joshua Franklin, Sophomore Matt Noel, Senior Joel Trigger, 
and Sophomore David Hasty) and the Long RD, Matt Wil- 
liams practice their faces of intimidation at the RA retreat. 



Bursting into fits of laughter, 
Lauren Page, a sophomore RA and 
Leah White, a senior, try to play a 
game at the RA Christmas party. 



Bruce Morgan, dean of sudents, 
joins the RAs, Jessie LaPlue, Jennifer 
Cocks, and Stephen Russell in the 
festivities of their RA Christmas party. 





Providing entertainment at the RA 
Christmas party, Senior Paul 
Laskowske and Junior Eric 
McEachron can't keep back the 
laughter. 



The dorm hall leaders show 

mercy to an injured deer. 

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[by Michelle Friesen] 



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ambi didn't survive the RA retreat this year, thanks to the hatchet 

bearing Stephen Russell. One particular morning as the RA; 

emerged from their cabins on their way to the dining hall, they noticed a deer standing 

nearby, frozen, stunned. "It looked like it had been hit by a car. We could go up rea 

close to it, and it wouldn't move," said junior Daniel Bosarge. Bosarge and sophomon 



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Trying out for the Bryan cheerleading 
squad, or just displaying a little school 
enthusiasm, the Huston RAs, juniors 
Jessie LaPlue, Lauren Page, Heather 
O'Brien, Cassie Marie Bundy and Sarah 
Urie make some noise at the RA retreat. 



Stephen Russell could see the pain in the deer's eyes and in an act of pity, made the 
solemn decision. The two brave RAs grabbed their choice weapon, a hatchet, and 
beaded into the woods to perform the deed. 

3osarge looked on as Russell put the deer out of its misery with a few blows to the 
lead, may he rest in peace. According to junior Jessie LaPlue, the guys kept that 
nformation under wraps until after the retreat in order to protect the minds of the 
la'ive. "Everybody felt bad for it at first," she said. "We understood that they had 
destroyed it humanely." So next time you get points from an RA, remember the mercy 
3ne bestowed upon one of God's fair creatures and be grateful for your upstanding 
student leaders. 

Resident Assistants IB 17 




"People know that when they 
spend money here, it's going 
back to the community." 

- Chris Goetz, owner of 
The Heartland Grill 

* The statue of William Jennings Bryan still stands sentry 
in front of the courthouse as it has since Fall 2005. 



In the fall of 2007, a hungry 
Dayton citizen orders one of 
the first meals from the newly 
refurbished McDonalds on 
Highway 27. 




A huge inflatable Ronald McDon- 
ald guards the entrance to the 
McDonald's - and remains on 
guard for about a month until the 
newness of the building wears off. 



Chris Goetz, owner of the(| 
World Famous Heartland j; 
Grill hdkjs a pre-shift me 



jay, senior 
lelody Findley, and Mr. 
lichael Palmer. 




Dayton's commercial progress 
causes students to say, "I'm lovin' it!" 



[by Guest Writer Kaity Kopeskil 



"The 



city of Dayton is no metropolis, yet the recent expansion of Dayton is hard hi 

miss. Over this school year numerous businesses have been added. Possiblj 

the most campus appreciated business rennovation is die brand new McDonald's building, which, conveniend| 

for Bryan students, is open for business even in the early hours of die morning. Anodier wonderful devlopmer! 

was the new Lowe's. Dayton residents and Bryan students, who previously had to journey thirty minutes out c| 

town to reach the nearest Lowe's, now travel a mere five or ten minutes. Downtown Dayton has also significandl 

expanded. Several new shops opened including John Bamber Photography, A Dressy Affair, and Paint the ToW 



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Senior Melody Findley teaches 
Professor Palmer how to avoid 
slinging a glass rack at Heart- 
land Grill's "Celebrity Serve" 
night. 




Junior Ben Johnson embraces class- 
mate Eric McEachron while sophomore 
Pam Simpson, junior Freya Ross and 
senior Phil Gray crash on the floor of 
a skating rink after the homecoming 
banquet. 



ihich have quickly become a favorite date place for Bryan College students. Also Art Crafters greatly expanded 
nd is located in what was previously Smith's Crossroads. The students at Bryan College seem to agree diat expan- 
ion means improvement - the bigger, the better. A major complaint for students now is die smallness of Dayton, 
rhich tends to mean limitations for them. Students still travel to Chattanooga on weekends to find entertainment, 
■laybe, over time, that too will change and students will be able to stay in Dayton to catch the new mo\ie or eat 
t dieir favorite restaurant. That might seem idealistic, but the trudi is that these changes are just the beginning. 
)a\ton is growing rapidly and the expansion is only expected to continue. So what is the response of Bryan stu- 
lent's towards the expansion? "I'm lo\in' it!" 



Freshmen Orientation rjj] 19 




Freshman John Juarwel, a native 
of Sudan who has also lived in 
Uganda, has lived in the U.S. 
less than a year. He plans to 
return this summer to Sudan to 
work with the media to promote 
peace in that war-torn country. 

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"I get to hang with friends when 
want to, but also get to eat my 
mother's cooking everyday!" 

- Commuter Meredith Moore 



Sophomore Meredith Moore walks across campus 
before attending Bryan's Homecoming Banquet. 




One of commuter Caleb Haynes' 
favorite pasttimes - and what he 
has found to be a great way to 
meet people - is playing pool in 
the Lion's Den. 



Responsibilities accompany not 

living on campus. 

[by Ashley Baker] 

H Tt happens to me every morning, but without fail I am shocked even' time. With my covers tightly wrapped 

Aaround me, I think it is funny how I can convince myself of anything. For instance, I know when I go to 
bed that it will take me 45 minutes to take a shower, blow dry my hair, and put my makeup on; but when 7 a.m. 
rolls around my mind is susceptible to great lies. Suddenly, I am convinced my 15 minute shower can be done 
in 3 minutes, and as my hand reaches through the darkness to punch the snooze button, I just know that my hair 
will magically dry in a matter of minutes. You know what I am talking about - I have to have 5 more minutes of j 
sleep or I might die! This used to not be as big of a problem last year when I lived in Huston Base - exacdy one 



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Commuter Ally Underwood, a 
sophomore, and sophomore 
Melissa Longoria take a break 
from skiing on a day-long ski trip 
hosted by SGA. 




Senior Daniel Newton practices 
his trumpet. After being a Marine 
from 1996-2005, Daniel spent the 
fall of 2005 in Mexico then attended 
community colleges before coming 
to Bryan. 



minute from class (well, 30 seconds if I ran- not that I ever tried this). But after Christmas break, a walk down die 
aisle, and a couple "I do's," I now wake up every morning in Bryan Village. What used to be a flight of steps and 
a small dash into Mercer has become a ten minute hike and a short run through die parking lot if the car won't 
start. Not only do Mark and I actually have to plan our mornings, but our lives look a little different all around. 
I no longer hear the screams from die girls on my hall when diey have breaking news at 3 A.M., and I no longer 
have the leisure of placing my tray piled with dishes on a conveyer belt to magically be washed. I no longer have 
to walk across campus, into die Student Life Center and up two flights of stairs to get to my living room couch 
in the cafe. All I have to do now is walk out my bedroom door. Being a wife and living in the BV has changed 
almost every aspect of my life here at Bryan, but it is so much better because I am with the one I love most. 



Non-Traditional Students ufi 21 




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Sophomore John Wang paints a wall in a 
church for his senice project on MLK day. 



Freshman Ryan Yontz paints the wall 
of a church in Dayton. 




photo by Garrett 




Allison Cunningham washes the window 
of Jacob Myers' deli in Downtown 
Dayton on her third MLK day at Bryan. 



"MLK Day was a good way for 
for the Bryan community to get 
out of the 'Bryan Bubble' and 
reach out to Dayton and the 
surrounding areas." 

- Junior Chris Tuttle 




E 



Serving the Community and 
Escaping the Bryan Bubble 

[by Sarah Udvari ] 



very year Bryan College students and faculty get together on 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day and serve the community through 

projects all over Dayton and in die surrounding areas. Students were able to choose to participate in cleaning 

churches, picking up trash, sorting through clothes at the Women's Care Center, and small construction jobs 

like putting together a trampoline or a deck. Each Break for Change team and sports team worked together ori 

a different project in order to get to know each other better and foster team unity. For example, the Lady Lions 

Basketball team helped clean and organize Vision for Missions in downtown Dayton. One of the most positive 



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Freshman Amy Whisman picks up 
trash on die side of Highway 27. 




Senior Regina Van Gorkom cleans die back 
of die pews of a church in Da\ton. 



esults of die MLK Day service projects is that Bryan students are given die opportunity to serve people in Dayton 
nd work widi odier students, faculty and staff who they would not otherwise get to know. Sophomore Lauren 
•impson recounts how her group was able to help a specific family in their need. "I went to a house where we 
)ainted and raked leaves for a family. Unbeknownst to us. diis house was being shown to a prospective buyer later 
hat day. Thankfully, we finished at 3:30 pm, and diey were so excited we were there diat diey called die newspaper 
nd asked diem to send a photographer to take pictures of us at die house and put die pictures in die paper so diat 
>eople in die community could know what Bryan College does." One of the reasons Bryan is so special is that it 
;oes beyond die call of duty to bring die love of Christ to people in Dayton. 



Martin Luther King Jr. Pay ft 23 




"Checking mail is something 
for masochistic optimists." 



- Senior Laura McFadden 



Junior Ryan Tyser eyes a billiard in the Lion's 
Den before taking a skillful shot. 



No need to get out of bed in order 
to entertain the masses. Fresh- 
man Justin Morton harmonizes on 
his guitar during open dorm. 





Sophomore Colton Davie works on 
his massive computer while sopho- 
more roommates Joseph Maughon 
and Phillip Johnston study under 
their beds. 



Overcoming despair and dealing 
with mail-checking monotony 



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[by Michelle Friesen] 



ith each turn of the dial on your school mailbox, that sink 

ing, yet hopeful thought pervades your mind. It's almost likt 

opening a present, except the gift you are to receive will probably be likened to a cheap souvenir from Oklahom; 

City. When you open up the door that connects students to mailroom workers, one of diree diings is likely t( 

happen. You may be staring direcdy past the void in your mailbox, whereby you try to convince yourself that mai 

is overrated anyway 

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Freshman Johnny Rogers 
sports his skateboard skills 
on the picnic table outside 
Woodlee-Ewing dorm. 




photo by Michelle Fricsen 



Seniors Katie Rosenbaum and Michael 
Boling linger around after lunch in the 
cafeteria. 



photo by Garrett Mclnryre 



econd. you might have papers floating inside, but when you retrieve diem, diey are simply graded quizzes or junk 
lail. Of course, diis can evoke varying responses, from, "Praise die Lord, I passed!" to, "Oh joy, more impersonal 
lail." Finally, on die rare occasion that real, desired mail actually makes its way to your box, it's like Christmas 
)ay all over again. Some people even go to die extent of sending diemselves mail, just to feel diat precious joy for 
brief moment in rime. Most of die time diough, die cynic in you expects yet another uneventful day at die mail- 
ox. 

Activities 



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"The Green Room was quite 
entertaining... mainly because 
Eric McEachron is hilarious." 

- Junior Joseph Demme 



The Bryan Film Festival was held this year at 
the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, TN, for 
the second year in a row. 



The Advanced Stage Movement 
class performed a "dance through 
the decades" including Michael 
Jackson's "Thriller" and the closing 
dance of "Step Up." 





Juniors Brett Myers and Katie Gar- 
rison performed a magic trick for the 
Film Festival. 



Filmmakers showcase their talent and 
take the festival to new heights. 



[by Sarah Udvari] 



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The Bryan Film Festival is a yearly tradition that is always exciting. The Medium of Film class puts together 
the show, and they spend numerous hours putting together and planning rehearsals. The hosts were 
seniors Bekah Tooley and Tyler Gay, who are Bryan favorites. They entertained the audience with jokes, 
and Bekah surprised us with her constant wardrobe changes. The show began with a performance by the 
advanced stage movement class who "danced through the decades," medley which included swing dancing 
and hip hop. The house band was a big hit, and the general consensus was that this year was an improve- 
ment over last year. Juniors Brett Myers and Katie Garrison wowed the crowd once again with one of their 
most popular magic tricks. The music from the house band included covers of bands such as Norah Jones, 

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All American Rejects. The Killers. Coldplav, OK Go. and a 
compilation of well-known songs from the 1990's. Some of the 
awards given out included Best Picture. Best Cinematographs 
Best Actor. Best Actress, and Best Sound. One award that 
was added this vear was the An Director's award, °iven to 
junior Elisabeth Cochrane for her outstanding film called "A 
Psalm of Life." Her film was a combination of good poetry, 
good music, and good painting. This vear there was a cat- 
egory added for foreign films, and the Latvia team submined 
the films thev made on their Break for Change trip in March. 
Overall, the films were well-done and extremely creative, 
with some of the titles mcluding "On Chasing One's Hat." 
"Choices." "The Last Dav of Winter." "Frame," "A Cold 
Room." and "The Rules of En^a^ement." 



Juniors Elisabeth Cochrane and her escort 
Taylor Hollingsworth walk down the red carpet 
to their seats. Elisabeth won the Art Director's 
Award for her movie "A Psalm of Life." This 
award was created especially for her. 



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The Film Festival House Band was comprised 
primarilv of Fourth Short and ended the show 
with the "Exidude" by The Killers. (Jason Bowers. 
Justin Fhpp. Jason Hundley. Marc Glines. Matt 
Crutchfield. Jeff Schwenke, Brandon Hodge, and 
Derek Dougherty). 



Award Winners: 

Best Sound Mix: Colton Davie. Zhizn Studenta 
Best Editing: Joy Holby, Stories 
Best Script: Zach Scheller, Last Day of Winter 
Best Original Score: Brittany McGehee, Last 

Day of Winter 
Best Cinematography: Zach Scheller, Frame 
Best Foreign Film: Bryan Boling, Choices 
Best Actor: Caleb Fendrich, Last Day of Winter 
Best Actress: Emily White, Last Day of Winter 
Best Director: David Gehring, Rules of 

Engagement 
Best Picture: Last Day of Winter 
Best Art Direction: Elisabeth Cochrane, A 

Psalm of Life 



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"I couldn't decide who to ask, so I 
just had to pick someone randomly... 
I ended up with a pretty hot date." 

- Junior Elisabeth Cochrane on her 
Christmas Banquet date, Taylor Hollingsworth 

Sophomore Justin Winters and Junior Dana 
Seeley toast the success of the Christmas 
Banquet... with water, of course. 



Freshmen Erika Gebel and Kirsten 
Arming use their talents and a paint 
set to create decorations for a 'Jack 
and the Beanstalk" scene for the 
Spring Banquet. 

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Sadly, this frog prince was turned into 
stone before junior Sarah Urie could 
reach it with her transformational kiss. 





A name change sees characters of 
all types in higher attendence. 

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[by Allison McLean & Michelle Friesen] 



Flowers, chocolates, sweet nothings - the freshman SGA would have nothing to do with it this 
year, replacing the traditional "Valentine's Banquet" with something less awkward for singles, 
the "Spring Banquet." "[Freshman SGA] have tried for years to get away from that romantic 
stigma at the Valentine's banquet, so why not get rid of it altogether?" said senior Trisha Ewing. 
The goal of altering the name was also to boost involvement in the banquet, according to Fresh- 
man Class Vice President, Kirsten Aiming. Not all were convinced that the name change would 
solve the problem of low attendance. Junior Will Anderson, for example, said, "It's the situation 



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STUDENT LIFE 




Sophomore Philip Kohler and 
senior Bekah Tooley visit the 
lamp post outside Gower's Drug 
Store in Bedford Falls. It's a won- 
derful life. 




Bryan guys look out for one another. That's why 
junior Evan Wiley and freshman Jason Hundley 
take time out from the Christmas Banquet to fix 
one another's ties. 



that creates awkwardness, not the title." Some have called the name uncreative, since the banquet didn't 
even take place in the spring. However, according to Amling, "...we thought that the Winter Banquet 
might sound too similar to the Christmas Banquet, especially since they are so close together." Be that 
as it may, the attendance was, in fact, up from the last two years. The "Tale as Old as Time" themed 
banquet was attended by Alice, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the White Rabbit, Belle and Beast, 
Ariel and Eric alike, and if the new name is kept for good, "the freshman class of 2014 won't ever know 
it was a Valentine's banquet," said Amling. So, is this a superfluous and ineffective change or a gradual 
but needed improvement? "Only time will tell," said senior Jackie Holubz. 



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"Once again, the junior class 
proved how dedicated and creative 
they are... the jerks!" 

- Senior Ashley Bullis 



Juniors Steph Donato and Chris Turtle go 
fishing in the above-ground pool that was 
filled with goldfish. 



Senior Hayley Gleason and her 
fiancee Matthew Abernathy 
take advantage of the easels 
and paints in Venice to create 
a masterpiece together. 



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Senior Caleb Fendrich gleefully shoots 
bad guys in the "Pizza Planet Arcade," 
which was rented out to Bryan Col- 
lege after the banquet. 



Junior class planned Jr/Sr with 

creativity and care. 

[by Eric McEachron] 



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The Junior/Senior banquet Was more than a banquet; it was a 12-hour adventure to Knoxville, Pigeon 
Forge, and the ends of the earth— or something to that effect. 1 Through creative decorating and 
role-playing, meeting at Rudd Auditorium became stepping into an airport terminal, and the fleet of 
charter buses became an international airline— complete with baggage claim, flight attendant and a slew 
of in-flight movies. II "Usually everybody just stands around in the parking lot or in the cafeteria, wait- 
ing to get on the buses," Senior Paige Ratzlaff said, "But this was organized, efficient and really creative, 
with the travelling theme bringing it all together. t fl After a two-hour bus ride, students stepped inside 
stop one. They entered the building through a small lobby and were guided through a dark entryway 
thick with "vines." The passage opened up to a sight that stunned guests: a plaza recreating the sights 

STUPENT LIFE 




After the banquet, 
junior Matt Samsel 
is scared silly by 
the statues of aliens 
throughout the black- 
light minigolf course. 





Senior Jillian Carr writes her 
favorite memories on the scrolls 
that were provided on the 
banquet tables along with the 
senior wills. 




Somewhere between Australia and the North 
Pole, senior Michelle Friesen finds a motorcycle. 



and moods of Mexico, Tokyo, Venice, Australia, and even Antarctica. 1 "They transformed the gym into a min- 
iature world," Cairns said. "I didn't expect it." 1 At 7:30 p.m., guests boarded the buses again for stop two: the 
Knoxville Expo Center. The students sat down at round tables topped with linens, candles, copies of the traditional 
"Senior Will," and blank parchment on which to write a favorite memory of Bryan. Freshman Erika Gebel played 
the harp, f Everyone changed into casual clothes at the Expo Center and then were whisked away on their buses 
to Pigeon Forge for the third and final stop at the Lazer Port Fun Center. From 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., students 
played unlimited free laser tag, mini golf, and arcade-style video games. Buses arrived back at Bryan just before 4 
a.m. II "It was worth not getting a night's sleep for," Cairns said. Senior Tyler Gay said that what he appreciated 
most was how the Junior Class had worked to honor the seniors through the banquet. II "They really do care and 
they really do respect us," Gay said. "I really felt like it was a night for me." 



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"The trip was so glorious, it cannot 
be described in words." 

- senior Lawrence LaPlue 



The Fantasy docked in the harbor where the 
seniors are about to embark on a Mexican 
adventure. 



During senior chapel, seniors thank 
faculty and staff who have given of 
themselves to make a difference in 
students' lives. Paul Laskowske thanks 
the librarians. 




Melody^Dobler, Allison TDOnningham, 
Andra 'Branson, Tackie~fl6lubz, David 
Gehring, Ben Cairns, David Park and 
Chuck Rose gather arqjind tn 

had been their server the whsSe w^kf 



Tyler Gay (clearly worried about his 
turkey in the oven) and Josh Legg perform 
a skit during Senior Chapel based on 
Legg's film, "Junior Urban Legends." 



The trip becomes a journey beyond 
the seniors' wildest Fantasy. 



[by Caleb Fendrich] 

And so it was that one journey - that is to say four esoteric years at Bryan - ended 
with the embarkation of another. That glorious week in the sun-bleached Gulf of 
Mexico will always be remembered by fifty-eight of us as the greatest senior trip ever. I 
The trip started in grand fashion on the drive down with a lightning storm of epic pro- 
portions. However, from the moment we boarded the boat (an experience not unlike 
getting on an airplane, except everyone actually wants you to have a good time), the 
weather was sublime. Once we got on and realized that the 857 foot cruise ship was 
not going to be tossing us about in the ocean like driftwood, the revelry began. Never 
have I laid out in the sun so long, never have I been hot-tubbing so many nights in a 
row, and, by the beard of Zeus, never have I eaten such magnificent food! Every night 



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Tyler Gay chills 
with Andres Garcia, 
Guillermo Loaiza and 
Josh Franklin, on the 
beautiful island of 
Cozumel. 





Seniors Bethel Ragland and 
Haley Kaye try on shady 
sombreros. These roommates, 
graduating a semester early in 
December 2008, are taking an 
early Senior trip too. 




David Park, Allison Cunningham, Timberly 
Cox, Tim Furnanz, Jessie Farrell, Ryan Doan, 
Katrina Courtright, Josh Franklin, Brandon 
Hodge and Melody Dobler pose with a cross 
shaped monument at the Mayan ruins in 
Progreso. 

for a week we ate from a different menu. One night our ship's chef even created a hundred 
foot long display of foot art which, once we had feasted our eyes and exhausted our cameras, 
we happily devoured. The entertainment on the boat ranged from Texas No-Hold poker, to 
a Beades tribute concert, to miniature golf 'bathrobe style,' to deck parties and everything in 
between. And of course, I haven't even mentioned Mexico! Space won't allow for a full telling 
of it here, but when you see one of us old geezers at homecomings in the years to come, be 
sure to ask of the senior trip '08, and be prepared for a telling that will most certainly bring all 
those Tennessee cows home. 



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"I feel like I'm about the right age 
to be graduating." 

- David Ragland, father of senior Caleb 
Ragland, in his speech at Vespers 



President Stephen Livesay and Academic 
Vice President Cal White process to the 
front of Larimer to hand off long-awaited 
diplomas. 



Class Advisor Dr. Hollingsworth 
shares memories, good advice, and 
his original poetry with the graduating 
Seniors at Vespers: "Be living stones!" 




Seniors fill and spill off the stage at the 

end of the Vespers service as Dr. Live- -r ■*■ -i -i . .•% 

say cuts a portion of the 2008 ribbon Vespers message celebrates tne 

for each one. _.__._ -, 

highlights from past years. 

[by Dr. Randall Hollingsworth, class sponsor] 

It was the fall 2004 our chronicles began; the four year hourglass was turned, unleash the falling sand. 

Euphoric curiosity of how things would unfold - roommates, suitemates, RAs, RDs, School policies were told. 

Our new wardrobe was quickly filled with red and golden shirts; We learned to hate that other school, where girls AND guys wear skirts. 

Our freshman president was Paul, who quickly led the way as Ivan's winds and rains came down, and mud games soon were played. 

And then the vote of 2004 and Florida's vote was key; we took a bus and knocked on doors and brought back victory. [ 

With this stone we mark this spot; our God's done something great. We shall be His living stones - "We Are 2008." 

As sophomores we had matured, and Jonathan took the lead; We played all night during the great Blackout; no curfew could impede. 

Of course the most outstanding feat this year compares to few: in overtime we beat Covenant... the score was. 3-2. 

With this stone we mark this spot; our God's done something great. We shall be His living stones - "We Are 2008." 

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mately four years of their life for 
this moment, wait a few more 
minutes to walk across the stage 
to receive their diplomas. 




Class speaker Paul Gutacker synthesizes many 
ideas learned in four years at Bryan, mainly how 
we as Christians deal with the problem of evil in a 
fallen world, and how we can use the tools Bryan 
equips us with to bring about redemption. 



Then junior year we called up Paige to guide us through year three. The greatest task was Jr/Sr, and what a challenge that would be! 
But the SGA team pulled it off and to Nashville we did go - "Gone with the Wind" on a riverboat, with Dave and Buster's in tow. 
With this stone we mark this spot; our God's done something great. We shall be His living stones - "We Are 2008." 

Now senior year has been no less remarkable, it's true; With Caleb from Kentucky, oh the things that we would do! 
First, in the fall, that beautiful sight of never-ceasing red that flowed out of those sacred woods and crushed ol' Covenant's head; 
At the Christmas feast we waxed nostalgic and enjoyed "It's a Wonderful Life." We sang our last Christmas carol together and felt the 
cut of that bittersweet knife; 

So here's the last spring, and we planned our last fling as we took the Caribbean Cruise... which brings us to now as we're wondering 

how we could be polishing these graduation shoes? 
With this stone we mark this spot; our God's done something great. We shall be His living stones - "We Are 2008." 
Yes, Christ Above All, it's very clear; our God's done something great. We shall be His living stones - "We Are 2008"! 



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Aryan's mission is to "...educate students to become servants of 
Christ to make a difference in today's world." Our challenge lies not just 
in getting good grades and graduating with a degree, but in learning to 
take our knowledge and passion beyond the classroom Into the world. 



Business/Education 



Liberal Arts/Music 



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"Bryan offers one of the strongest undergrad Bible linguistics 
programs," says Hebrew professor Dr. Ken Turner. Going 
beyond is what's expected of even seminary students in the 
study of Hebrew, the students in the second year class, not all 

of whom are Bible majors, are "very motivated students," according to Turner. 

II "One of the reasons we were so enthusiastic about 

Hebrew is that it was clear that Dr. Turner loved it as 

well," says junior English major Courtney Jergins. Turner 

was more than willing to try catching up to the advanced 

classes in the Greek department at Bryan. II Like Hebrew, the 
Greek classes require lots of work and effort, as any Christian 
Studies major will confirm. Christian Thought major Jason 
Poarch observed that "frivolous students show up rather quickly 

or upon completion of exams." Greek professor Dr. Jud Davis loves the lan- 
guage. It helped him develop discipline when he was 

first learning it in college, and also has developed in him 

a deeper love for God's Word and gives him assurance 

of its divine nature. II Davis encourages his students to 

study in groups. One of the groups last year even printed their 
own Greek T-shirts, which they still proudly wear. While con- 
quering the language, they've become great friends. 





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1. Dr. Ken Turner expounds on profound and 
controversial Biblical truths in the midst of his 
class. 

2. In his first year at Bryan College. Dr. Scott 
Jones is developing a new Pastoral Ministry 
option within the Christian Ministry department. 
He has served as a pastor for the past 1 6 years 
and desired to teach at the college level, rather 
than the seminary level. 

3. Freshman Ben Andrews looks over junior Ste- 
phen Hill's Greek notes during their regular study 
session in the library. 

4. Dr. Drew Randle lectures about missions and 
evangelism. 




Why did you choose to be a Christian 

Ministry major, and what do you hope 

to accomplish with it? 

I chose to be a CM major because God is ca lli ng me to teach others about 
who He is. I'm pra\ing that through stuching in this major I can be effective in 
whatever role God puts me in. one that I can glorifv Him in and lead people 
to know who the true Christ is; the One who died because of the Father's vast 
love for us. - Rvan Yontz, freshman 




What has been one of your favorite 
classes as a Bible major? 

^\~hen I took Contemporarv Cultural Apologetics with Stonestreet I found the class to be a reflec- 
tion of much of mv learning in the overall major. The emphasis of the class is to see how our 
faith applies to all areas of life, not just giving a defense of what we believe. We are to be on the 
offensive with our faith, not just the defensive. The class and major is something reflective of the 
overall push and image of Brvan College. -Jason Poarch. senior 

Christian Studies 



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By Kirsten Meberg and the Comm. dept. 



The ever-popular Communication Studies department, home 
to more than 140 students, had to overcome a "self-imposed 
identity crisis" to get where it is today, according to Professor 
Michael Palmer. When Palmer arrived 10 years ago, the major had only recently 
been created. He and theatre professor Bernie Belisle, the 
only two professors in the department, had small, clingy 
offices located in the "shed" behind the Administration 
I building, now the Rankin Communication Center. Only 

' — 5 years later, change began with the arrival of "that nightmare 

Randy Hollingsworth," Palmer says lovingly. Although he had 
only intended on teaching at the college, Dr. Hollingsworth was 
named head of the comm. department, which grew and became 
more organized. The department has evolved into a thriving academic division, 
having six major options, employing the skills of journalist 
Mr. John Carpenter, leadership specialist Dr. Jeff Myers, 
and film and technology professor Dr. Chris Clark. They 
I recognize their call to encourage students to "better reflect 
' — the image of God, the greatest communicator who spoke the 

world into existence," and to teach students to "strain all words 
and symbols through the sieve of God's reality." 



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1. Junior Taylor Hollingsworth as Richard Sim- 
mons leads fellow Mr./Mrs. Bryan Pagaent 
contestants in a hearty exercise routine. The 
well-attended event was sponsored by a Persua- 
sive Comm class. 

2. Weaving a story of her childhood on a tropi- 
cal island as a missionary kid, junior Joy Holby, 
winner of Mrs. Bryan Pageant, shows how she 
ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches - by first 
sticking them on her face and arms. 

3. Kim Tuttle ferretts out secrets from Dr. Bob 
Andrews' past at Persuasive Comm event 
"Campus Dirt." 

4. Mr. Chris Clark instructs his digital video edit- 
ing class on camera angles. 







Why do you enjoy working in the newly- 
created Spanish writing center? 

I like getting to know the Spanish students here and sharing my love for the 
language with them. I also get experience for possibly being a Spanish teacher 
in the future. - Rachel Smith, freshman 



What do you like best about working as a 
teacher's aid in the linguistics department? 

I enjoy being able to practice my Spanish with the teachers here. It also gives me a 
chance to get to know Mr. Smith and Dr. Pascucci more. The Spanish department is 
awesome! I get to practice grammar, grade papers, drink coffee, and speak Spanish 
with my teachers... and I get paid for it! - Drew Goodman, senior 




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By Joy Bemer 

In the 92-93 academic year when Dr. Ken Froemke was 
Dean and Assistant to the Academic Vice President, he and 
former president Dr. Bill Brown had a vision: "We both 
felt a gap in the academic programs at Bryan that led us to 
design a major that: (1) reflected William Jennings Bryan's 
emphasis on good communication and critical thinking, 
(2) provided a signature major for Bryan as a 'liberal arts' 
I college, and (3) was a model program for the integration of faith and learn- 
' — ing-" The major they created draws students like freshman 

Tori Stewart, who says it teaches her "to think and process 
various types of information effectively," as well as senior 
Josh Legg, who chose the major because of his numerous 
interests: "The LA major has taken me deeper into the fields 
of Philosophy, World and English Literature, History, 
and Theology more than any other major offered at 
Bryan, and I feel that these subjects are crucial in under- 
standing the world that we live in." Senior Danielle Rebman says: "I don't 
think that other students know how flexible this major is. And I don't think 
'— they realize that the job markets are shifting; employers now 

look for people with good critical thinking and people skills 
instead of people with training in a specific field." 







• •Until the development 
of the Communica- 
tion Studies major 
(which met many of 
the same objectives), 
Liberal Arts was one 
of the largest majors 
at Bryan. 



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42 Jh ACADEMICS 





1. Freshman Alicia Schulze, freshman Nata- 
lie McGehee, junior Salena Ortiz, and senior 
Melissa Brown attend Women's Choir. 

2. Freshman Erica Gabel performs at Soddy 
Daisy Health Care Center for MLK Day. 

3. Dr. David Luther, senior David Beisner, and 
junior Phillip Kohler warm up their voices in the 
privacy of Dr. D's office. 

4. Before retiring from teaching in 2007, Dr. Ken 
Froemke teaches a class for students in the 
major he helped establish at Bryan. 




What do you plan to do with 
your music major? 

Music is a gift from God. I plan to use it to bless others, in home, in 
teaching children, and in schools maybe, and at church, teaching 
children's choir or something like that. - Sharalyn Schmidt, junior 



How has Bryan's worldview emphasis 
affected the way you view music? 

I have learned that it is so important, as a performer or musician, to 
realize that the gift of music is just that, a gift from God. As musicians, 
we are just the instrument that God uses to display His amazing creation 
to the world around us. - Rov Smith, senior 




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English majors know that literature is important. It's even ham- 
mered into us in writing classes. After Professor Impson told him 
to "read everything he can," junior Rob Yates asked Professor 
Impson, "Are there any specific tips on being a better writer?" II She answered redun- 
dandy, 'Just read everything you can." 1 But English majors can also attest that one of 
the foundational principles of our field is that literature is a mirror 
of life and a well of truth rather than simple stories and rules of 
grammar. After all, as Dr. Jones says, "I did not get my doctorate 
in English because colons turn me on." Consequendy our profes- 
sors are known for excursions into some philosophical concept or life-lesson. Dr. Jones 
is the most famous in the department for this. Senior English Litera- 
ture major Laura McFadden has heard Dr. Jones' stories multiple 
times each. One of her favorites is the story of how "Will, Dr. Jones' 
oldest son, had night terrors when he was litde, but would calm down in his sleep 
after hearing his father's voice and feeling his hand on his back." 
McFadden says, "I still love hearing him tell it." II One of sopho- 
more Millie Jones' favorite Dr. Jones' stories is about a difficult 
test he took as a student. He saw the last section on poetry and 

thought "flunkola!" but then realized, after recognizing the poem's 
iambic pentameter and classic Shakespearean rhyme scheme, "It's a 
SONNET!" Clearly the lesson of this story is that all life's problems 
can be solved with "ABABCDCDEFEFGG." 




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1 . Senior writing minor Katrina Wise sighs, 
"Willow, titwillow, titwillow" in a Creative 
Writing poetry recitation. 

2. Michael Reneau, a junior writing minor, 
recites a poem in Creative Writing class. 

3. English Professor Legg teaches an 
Introduction to Literature. 

4. History Professor Ricketts lectures on 
the History of Western Civilization. 

5. In the Creative Writing class, English 
Professor Impson talks about poetry. 




What are some Dr. Traylor traditions? 

Dr. Travlor had the History of the Plains Indians class to his house at 6:30 
AM for french toast with him and his wife. - Conner Armstrong, junior 



What do you like about beginning the day 
with Dr. Ricketts? 

I like beginning the dav with Ricketts because I know I don't have to go to an 
English class or a Kennard class. 




-Jason Henderson, junior 






History / English 



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By Michelle Friesen 

We're writing this to advise you, comfort you, and perhaps 

warn you about this major you have chosen. 

From senior Elisabeth Mangum: Cherish the eccentricities of 
your teachers. Tease Dr. Hartzell and he'll love you. Key lime and blueberry 
are Dr. Wood's favorite pies. And if you're going to spend 
the night in the lab, brings plenty of warm clothing; the 
lab counters are very cold. 
From senior Michelle Bleikamp: Avoid taking three lab 

L sciences at the same time; I spent time crying in my closet because of it. 
- There's nothing too silly if it helps you remember terms. Also, 

find other Bio majors to commiserate with. Oh, and beware 
of flying turtles with teeth! 

From senior Jillian Cam If you think a test is going to be 
easy, you haven't studied enough yet. Turkish and Hon- 
duran coffees are the best way to stay awake. Don't get 
so wrapped up in the study of creation that you miss the 
beauty of it. Finally, be willing to learn from people in 
| other majors (even Communication majors). 

' May you walk across the stage, diploma in hand, without 

having suffered too many major breakdowns. 

Sincerely, 

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1. Freshman Ruben Love catches up on his 
homeword before a math class begins. 

2. Dr. Simpson shares from the Bible before 
beginning his instruction for class. 

3. Sophomore Trent Gay observes organisms 
under the microscopic during lab. 

4. Dr. Reed chats with his students in computer 
programming class. 





What is it like being a Math major ? 



When I tell people I'm a math major, most of them recoil in horror. 
But think about it: with math, there are hardly any papers, projects, 
or presentations. All you have is weekly homework and the occa- 
sional test. I'd take that over a term paper any day. 

Junior Mary Clauson 



What is the Applied Mathematics and 
Inframatics major ? 

Nobody knows what I'm talking about when I talk about my major. 
I don't even really know what it means. I wanted to switch to Math, 
but I wanted to keep my Comp Sci credits. My major was created 
because they got rid of the Math Tech option and I was first one to 
be interested in it. Junior Rob Linn 




Natural Science 



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Every student teacher has tons of funny stories, many of which 
should not be published in the Bryan College Yearbook, accord- 
ing to Senior Corrie Nash. Corrie has spent the spring semester as 
a student teacher of Mathematics in a local highschool, and has 

plenty of stories herself. One day, when Corrie was teach- 
ing proofs, she gave a statement and then asked the students 

for a supporting reason. One of her students answered, 

"Because Miss Nash says so. Corrie, though flattered, told 

him 'JBMNSS -Just Because Miss Nash Says So - is not 

a valid reason." Apparendy her students thdnk she is brilliant, 
and loyally defend that brilliance at convenient times, like when 
Corrie's professors come to observe the class. Christy Noel is 
student teaching in a school a little farther away from Bryan than 

Corrie's school is. She said, "I have always dreamed of 

going to Africa. I had tried to several times before, but it 

was not until this year that I was blessed to come to Africa 

to student teach and to teach at HOPAC. Missions is a part 

of my heart and it has been amazing to work with other 

missionary families here as well as learn from them what it is like 
to have a family. My favorite part has been teaching a classroom 
full of students from all around the world." She has learned alot 
from her students and has been able to teach swimming lessons 
and help coach the middle school girls soccer team. 



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1. Christy Noel, a senior student teacher in 
Africa, gathers her students together for a 
group photo. 

2. Dallas Lange, Chris Kloc, and "Tacky" 
Paul Middlekauff give Mrs. Hosteder their 
close attention in their business class. 

3. Senior Laura Barton gives a Rwandan 
student a piece of chalk to practice the day's 
lesson. 

4. Student Teacher Corrie Nash angles her 
hands to show her highschool students a 
complex math concept. 




Is there anything about the Business 
major that is culturally different? 

We always have eight o'clock classes so we have to get up early. 
We complain about that. 

-Junior Allison Cunningham 




How do you feel about the Business 
majors' dress code? 

Well, the dress code is extremely rigorous. They inflict it on the Business 
majors because they know we are the greatest (and the most in need of 
bonus points). Bio majors don't get extra credit for wearing a lab coat to 
class, and English majors don't get extra credit for wearing weird vests! 
- Sophomore Joshua Maubach 




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ACTIVE 






-I — xercis-e and j — le^ltn o cience rncnor is 

an academic workout. 

By Ashley Bullis 

Exercise and Health Science - what a cop out. Or so some might 
say. I have found however, that EHS is not all fun and games. 
Though these activity-minded students would much rather be out- 
side than behind a desk or in the library, their course load is nothing 
to smirk about. Nutrition and two semesters of Anatomy and Physi- 
ology (all three taught by Dr. Hartzell) are just a taste of what 
courses these warriors have to digest before they receive their 
Bachelor of Science degree. Junior Lauren Hosteder shared her 
experience from Kinesiology, in which she was required to write a 
thirty-three page paper detailing one sports movement (i.e. kicking 

a soccer ball or a football punt). The movement that senior Melody 
Dobler chose was freestyle swimming. Her paper was forty-four 
pages, detailing the joints and muscles involved as well as the physics 
and anatomy of this movement. 1 Though these intense classes may 
seem intimidating, most EHS majors enjoy what they do. Dobler 
expressed her passion for this major that combines Math and 
Science with fitness and sports. Hostetler also emphasized how 
much she enjoys her major and the practical hands-on experi- 
ence that she gets from her classes. She is concerned, however, 

with where the major is going, with this being Christy Rodenbeck's 
last semester, and Dr. Kennedy soon following in a year from now. 
Hosteder claims that these are "huge shoes to fill," and regrets that 
future students will not be receiving the tutelage of these two amaz- 
ing professors. However, no matter how this major changes, I'm 
hopeful it will continue to be the unique discipline that it is. 





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1 . Junior Andrew Glines lunges for the ball in 
tennis practice. 

2. In a Politics and Government class, sopho- 
more Kyla Hill pontificates. 

3. Sophomore EHS major Josh Bogle talks to 
his opponent across the net. 

4. Stephanie Wade, a junior, takes a swing at a 
high ball in her Intro to Tennis class. 



Q&A with senior Aaron Mowery 

What is your favorite thing about the 
Politics and Government major? 

The best part is the practical experience as well as the importance 
of history in our studies. History shapes and defines politics and 
puts everything in context. Experience gives you a base which 
better prepares you for real world politics. 



What do you want to do with your 
degree? 

My current plans are to enlist in the United States Marine Corps 
and attent OSC once I make sergeant. While I am very open to 
a career as a Marine that may change in the future. If it does I 
would possibly pursue options with the FBI, the State Department 
or work as a private military contractor. 




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The great thing about being a 
psychology major is that by the 
time you reach senior year, you 
have developed enough coping 
skills to deal with the pressure of taking the 
ETS (Educational Testing Service) and writing 
a thesis. Both of these tortuous devices offer 
numerous opportunities for the loss of sanity. 
Senior psychology majors will use mechanisms 
to deal with their stress such 
as scream therapy. Although 
I did employ this technique 
many times, I also developed 
my own. Ten days before my thesis was due I 
began a countdown on the whiteboard outside 
my room. Each day, I created a new comic, 
usually containing a dialogue between Dr. 
Bradshaw and myself. Luckily, this technique 
brought me through this stress- 
ful period relatively unscarred. 
Without it, my thesis about joy 
might not have been so joyful. 



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1. Dr. Bradshaw sorts through paperwork at his 
desk before his next class. 

2. Dr. Clark watches and takes notes on a 
presentation about anxiety during Counseling 
Techniques class. 

3. Senior Katie Rosenbaum sorts through 
clothes at the Women's Care Center for her 
psychology practicum. 

4. Senior Rachel Hathaway and junior Freya 
Ross study up on their textbook before their 
Counseling Techniques class begins. 




What is a legacy that you have left to 
your students? 

Thanks to an idea that I borrowed from former Bryan College 
professor, Dr. Coffield, I think some students in my General 
Psychology class still salivate for strawberry lemonade drink 
mix when they hear the words "classical conditioning." 



What was a highlight of this year? 

For our ETS, the psychology majors were in the 98th percentile 
for the nation. Psychology at Bryan owns everyone. We got a 
183/200-it was obscene. So when I don't do well on a Bradshaw 
test, I can blame it on the test, not me, because we rock. 




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STRETCHED 

dents expand horizons in 
ternatiorial environment 



by Joy Holby 

Salamanca - diverse cultures crammed into a city of 35,000. On my 
way to class, I walk the city's historic streets past huge sandstone 
cathedrals where Christopher Columbus proposed his journey to 
Isabel and Ferdinand. Looking out towards the river, I see the Roman 
Bridge; its original stones were placed nearly 2,000 years ago. I 
end at my university, founded in 1218. While the city is aesthetically beautiful, its 
diverse population makes this city unique from other historic 
Spanish cities. My walk takes me by my Romanian, gypsy 
beggar friend named Somalia, a high school field trip group of 
French kids, obvious Americans in Northface jackets, a group 
of Thai students from my art class, Europeans of all sorts and 

hair styles, Latin Americans, and a motley mix of other people. I had dinner once at 

my Korean friend Suji's house; I was the only native English speaker. 
There were 4 Koreans, a Pole, a Honduran, a guy from Portugal 
with his girlfriend from Hong Kong, a Slovenian vegetarian, and me, 
the lone gringa. Our only common ground was Spanish as a second 
language. At times I'd find myself in a group of 5 English speakers, each from a 
different country - Wales, England, Australia, Puerto Rico, 
and me. The same extreme mixing of cultures flavored church 
and student Bible studies. How beautiful seeing the cross- 
culturalness of the Gospel in action. In Salamanca, I made 

L friends with atheists, beggars, crazy poets, aspiring doctors of 
law, a widow who lived during Franco's dictatorship, traveling street 
musicians, an old man doing a pilgrimage with his donkey, Moreno. 
Gaining a second language, I've found that there are a lot more 
friends to be made and stories to be heard than I had thought. What 
a pleasure. 






•• It was like a con- 
tinuous sensory 
overload. Now that 
I am home, I miss 
Italy and being 
able to see the Alps 
out my window, tt 

- by Carolyn Candland, 
sophomore 



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1. Juniors Ben Whitley and Jake Fabry got their faces 
painted by some of the many face-painting vendors 
in the streets of Italy during Camivale, which is the 
celebration right before Lent. 

2. For the Easter celebration in Spain, people dress 
up in white costumes with tall pointy hats. Sophomore 
Laura Funke wants to know where she can find one. 

3. Sophomore Kaley McKlosky, juniors Liesl Schoen- 
hals and Nicole Keef, sophomore Heather Laskin, 
senior Katie Barham, and sophomore Amy Barham 
visit the Coliseum in Rome. 

4. Junior Joy Holby was a sympathetic spectator at a 
bullfight in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain. 



What's one important lesson you learned in Italy? 




There is no "free" part of the train. Six of us girls planned a weekend trip to Austria on Friday 
afternoon and left Friday evening. When we got to the train station in Casarsa, it was closed. 
Instead of calling the trip off and going back to SBI in humiliation, we decided to jump on the 
train without tickets. We all knew that if we were caught we would be fined at least 50 euro 
each and be promptly kicked off the train. So we decided to be safe (and thrifty) and ride 
in between the cars of the train. So six of us sprawled out with all our backpacks in the tiny 
room next to the Toilets. The Italians that passed through the cars looked at us like we were 
idiots, of course, since the seats of the train were nearly all empty, but we still did not catch 
on. Finally, a couple Brazilian guys came through and asked us in several languages (until 
they discovered that we spoke English) what we were doing in there. They offered for us to go 
sit with them and the rest of their friends in one of the cars, but we told them that we couldn't 
because we didn't have tickets and had to stay in the free part of the train. They looked at us 
in bewilderment, then looked at each other and burst out laughing. They kindly explained to 
us that we were severely mistaken and naive. Needless to say, we did not make it to Austria 
that weekend. We spent the night in Udine (45 minutes away from SBI) instead and went 
shopping the next day. It was a vital lesson that we learned which saved us many fines in the 
future: there is NOT a free part of the train. 

- junior Liesl Schoenhals ■ r-r- 

Semesters Abroad H] DO 




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Lire 



by Melody Findley and Michelle Friesen 

Who says a small college can't make a difference 
in the global issue of human trafficking? Bryan 
College hosted the Scourge Conference Jan. 25- 
27, during which many attendees wrote to those 
with the power prevent trafficking. II Students wrote 
hand-written letters on Bryan College letterhead to 
the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee of Ten- 

Lnessee Mae Beavers and Vice Chair Doug Jackson. 
Shortly after students took this action, the Senate 
Judiciary Committee unanimously passed bill. The 
Tennessee bill, which would make trafficking a 
crime, had been floating in the Senate for a year. 
f The next stage for bill, according to junior Emily 
Lantzer, will be for the financial committee to see 
what the cost will be to outlaw human trafficking in 
Tennessee. "People usually ask the question, 'well , 
what can I do about something so bad?', and this is 

La way to actually get some legislation across," said 
Lantzer. "I think our involvement had to have made a difference. 
We feel like we can't make litde changes, but we 
actually can." 





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congressmen. 



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1. Caddy Cadillac asks a question of a 
symposium speaker at the global warming 
conference. 

2. Eric McEachron observes photography 
on display in Rudd Auditorium portraying the 
issue of modern-day slavery. 

3. Christian Dolan, a journalist fighting for 
the end of human trafficking, speaks to a 
classroom during the Scourge conference. 

4. Bryce McGuire writes a letter to his sena- 
tor to encourage a ban on human trafficking. 




What is your reaction to the "Just 
War" conversation? 

Anybody who votes and interacts with other cultures needs to be 
able to talk about this intelligendy and to understand what other 
people are saying. -Jillian Carr, senior 



What is global warming 
essentially about? 

The issue from beginning to end is a pure science issue - nothing 
more, nothing less. - Dr. Charles Van Eaton 




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Our organizations at Bryan are just one of the ways students at 
Bryan build community Working together toward a common goal 
beyond themselves as on the Worldview learn or in one of our many 
outstanding dramatic productions binds people together and helps to 
form lasting relationships. 



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Rwanda Trie 



Clubs 



BFC 



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Even without using profanity, Rob 
Yates still portrays well the mean- 
spirited Caleb in "Spitfire Grill." 



Senior Katrina Wise gives a spec 

tacularly dramatic performance 

of the rich mansion owner, Elsa 

Von Grossenknueten in "Musical 

Comedy Murders of 1940." 



In "Musical Com- 
edy Murders," Emily 
Ricketts' character, 
Marjorie Baverstock, 
is the second victim. 



Rob Hargraves and Stacey 

Bradshaw look lovingly into 

each others' eyes as Luciento 

and Bianca in Shakespeare's 

"Taming of the Shrew." 



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In "Musical Comedy of 
Murders of 1940" Playwright 
Bernice Roth, played by 
Eve Hildebrandt, envisions 
her new musical with her 
eccentric counterpart Roger 
Hopewell, played by Jeremy 
Moore. 



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60 fjh ORGANIZATIONS 





David Kirkwood's charac- 
ter, Gremio, vainly seeks 
Bianca's attention, played 
by Stacey Bradshaw, 
while Nicole Walker plays 
Bianca's kind mother, (a 
character orginally written 
to be a father, but changed 
to fit Bryan's cast) and Kate, 
played by Jessica Long, 
pouts shrewishly. 




Beyond the Stage 

Thinking back on all the time I spent in Rudd for 
various theatrical performances, it's hard to say what 
my favorite memory was because I spent what seems 
like half of my life in that building. Those long nights 
spent in rehearsals were always entertaining, but if I had 
to choose, I think that the best times were during the 
week before productions and during the productions 
themselves when we found our routines or traditions. 

There is always a routine, and it's different every 
time. In The Music Man, it was tradition for Matt 
Henderson and me to dance backstage during one of 
the songs. In The Importance of Being Ernest, we used 
cinnamon raisin English muffins for a scene between 
Jared Reitnauer and Ross Lee. At the end of that scene, 
Ross' character would throw the leftover muffin offstage 
where I would pick it up and break it in half to share 
with him when he came off during the blackout. In Into 
the Woods, Molly Gehring and I would pray in the 
stage right wing, then I would go out and hug Jeremy 
Moore right before the curtain went up. Those are just 
a few of the many, many memories that I will never 
forget. We had our fun pulling pranks on one another 
on stage, but the best times were those traditions we 
just fell into without thinking, the ones that brought us 
doser together as friends. I love you guys! 
By Katrina Wise 






Petruchio (Rob Yates) carries off 
Kafherine (Jessica Long), while 
Jason Hundley as Grumio steals 
the show with his capers. 




Tranio, played by Sophomore 
Justin Winters, assumes his 
master, Lucentio's, identity. 



Jessica Long's character, Kate, 
resists Petruchio's embrace, but 
she can't resist the charm Rob 
Yates gives the character for long. 



Justin Winters, filling yet 
another Hilltop role, plays 
the murderer Ken de la 
Maize in "The Musical 
Comedy Murders of 1940.' 



Allan Johnson and Emily White 
as Eddie McCuen and Nikki 
Crandall sing in between the 
multiple murders of "The Musical 
Comedy Murders of 1940." 



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Commoner editor Sarah Udvari 
scans yearbooks from around 
the country at Jostens' year- 
book plant in Clarksville, TN. 



Courtney Jergins and Joy 

Berner exchange ideas for 

a yearbook spread. 



Eric McEachron and the 

Triangle staff meet for 

class and trade stories 

from the past week. 



Garrett Mclntyre prepares 

to dump coke onto Michelle 

Friesen's head as she takes a 

photograph for the yearbook. 



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The Commoner staff excitedly 
looks over the shoulder of Josten 
staff member as she shows them 
the design for the new yearbook ■ 
cover. From left to right: senior 
Michelle Friesen, junior Kirsten 
Meberg, sophomore Kirsten 
Leach, junior Courtney Jergins, 
and junior Sarah Udvari. 



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62 rjb ORGANIZATIONS 





After the Feb. 5 tornado 
that struck Union 
University, several 
Triangle staff members 
visited the campus and 
interviewed and helped 
out victims. Freshman 
Kaity Kopeski gapes 
at the overwhelming 
damage, but like many 
others, she was in awe 
that no one was killed in 
the tornado. 




[ournalists Cruise 
:he Big Apple 

[he Triangle and Commoner staff members flew to the 
icitv that never sleeps" over spring break this year for a 
hirlwind trip sans shut-eye. Those on the five-day trip 
d New York City included Courtney Jergins, Allison 
IcLean. Jenifer Manzo. Michelle Myers, Jeremiah Na- 
.atka. Amv Scripka. Emilv Echols, Mr. John Carpenter, 
nd me. \\ e participated in ajournalism conference bv the 
\~orldJoumalism Institute and College Media Advisers. 
"he numerous sessions we went to gave us great ideas 
nd a renewed excitement for wTiting. One memorable 
vent for me was when radio host Todd Starnes gave 
?remiah. Jennifer and I got a personal tour of Fox News. 
Ve walked through the building's departments and even 
aw part of a live news broadcast (the anchor glanced 
ver, puzzled, when we walked in but kept reading his 
:ript). Afterwards. Starnes took us to the cafe in the 
uilding and we asked him about his faith, politics, and 
ther things. In our free time, we ran about the citv visit- 
lg landmarks, walking; across the Brookh"n Bridge, and 
limbing the stairs to our rooms on the seventh floor of 
te hostel because the elevator worked onlv sporadically. 
Tiings like laughing late into the night, shivering together 
n the ferrv to Staten Island, and passing around eight 
ifferent desserts in Litde Italv brought us closer together 
nd made it a trip we will never forget, 
-bv Samantha Brvant 





{triangle ~ Commoner} 




Triangle copy editor senior 
Melody Findley distracts senior 
editor Michael Reneau with 
her stuffed snake. "Members 
of the Triangle staff put in a lot 
more hours and make more 
sacrifices than most people at 
Bryan realize," said Reneau. 




can't not do Yearbook. It's just 
not even an option." says year- 
book design editor Kirsten Meberg 
as she eyes the computer. 



Commoner and Triangle staff 
members didn't get much sleep 
on their NYC trip, as is evident 
by the faces of Triangle feature 
editor Emily Echols and sports 
editor Jeremiah Nasiatka. 



Triangle staff member 
Samantha Bryant interviews 
Vonnie Johnson for a feature 
article on library books. 



Commoner photo editor Garrett 
Mclnfyre shows his striking resem- 
blance to Theodore Roosevelt. 

Triangle/Commoner ^1 <DO 




Junior Conner Armstrong 
stretches his arms in 
jubilant song during a 

performance in Yorktown, 
V.A., during fall break. 



Senior Chuck Rose, junior 
Cassie-Marie Bundy, junior 

Danielle Rebman and 

junior Laura Neises get a 

feel for colony life. 



Chuck Rose, senior Tim 
Furnanz, senior George 
Young and Conner Arm- 
strong perform a melodi- 
ous quartet song about 
worldview. 



Senior Joel Trigger sees 
the world through the 
eyes of a Bryan Lion. 



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L to R, First Row: Cassie-Ma- 
rie Bundy, Julie Morton, Hay- 
ley Gleason, Stephanie Wade. 
Second Row: Caleb Fendrich, 
Ashley Felker, Amy Scripka, 
Elisabeth Williams. Third Row: 
Chuck Rose, David Geh- 
ring, Danielle Rebman, Amy 
McKoy, Brett Myers. Fourth 
Row: Andrew Schaale, Tim 
Furnanz, Faith Ammen, David 
Hasty, Andrew McPeak, John 
Moore, Ben Cairns, Will Hill, 
Hannah Lee, Laura Neises. 
Fifth Row: Ben Williams, Joel 
Trigger, Alan Corlew, Ben 
Johnson, Justin Winters. Not 
Pictured: Joy Berner, Zach 
Sheller, Rachel Stuckey. 



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Conner Armstrong, 
Chuck Rose, Laura 
Neisis, George Young, 
Danielle Rebman, 
Cassie-Marie Bundy and 
Tim Furnanz get in touch 
with their transcendental 
side in Jamestown, V.A. 



Green Polo Confessions 



"How many of you have ever heard of the 
juy that runs around with a cape and bat 



Bars: 



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Yes, I actually said this on my first trip with 
he Worldview Team. It was the first trip for 
he majority of the team members on it; we 
valked into that particular retreat center not sure 
vhat to expect. Staying up late practicing skits 
n ridiculously silly voices, seeing how many 
spoons we could fit on our faces at the nearby 
Huddle House, playing "Amazon Woman" with 
he high-school students are just of few of the 
"easons this trip was memorable. It was "the 
aeginning of a beautiful friendship" between the 
kVorldview Team and me. The past two years 
lave been laced with uncontrollable laughter, 
eelings of shock over the latest news additions 
o our program, and the comings and goings 
if team members. There have been programs 
hat were flawless; there were others where we 
<vere convinced that there was a gremlin living 
n our computer. At any rate, the experiences 
lave all been worthwhile— they have been fun, 
hey have been challenging, and most of all, 
hey have given me, and others, the opportunity 
o put our "biblical worldview" into practice 
hrough teaching others. So, if you want to see 
vhat the Worldview Team is all about, grab 
i cup of coffee, your green polo and khakis, 
rile in the big white van, and "tell us what you 
hink about worldview!" 
3y Julie Morton 





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{worlpviewteam} 




Danielle Rebman's existential 
worldview makes her butter 
churning seem superfluous. 




nior Stephanie Wade, 
sophomore David Hasty, 
Danielle Rebman, Ben 
Cairns and Tim Furnanz 
take a break from their 
worldviews to study. 



Cassie-Marie Bundy offers 
her finger to Conner Arm- 
strong, and he passes on 
the favor to a totem pole 
figure. 



Worldview team members 
flash their sign. 



Danielle Rebman and Hayley 
Gleason look once more just 
around the river bend. 



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Abe Roberts, David Beisner, Eric 
McEachron, Rachel Lemonds, 

Emily Crist, and freshman Glenna 

Gibbs gather for a picture at a 

Chorale Christmas party. 



Altos Bethel Ragland, Jessie 
LaPlue, Natalie McGehee, Brittany 

McGehee, Jessica Long, Alicia 
Schulze, Lindsay McKissick, and 
Sharalyn Schmidt perform a Cho- 
rale concert in Rudd. 



Sophomore Ally Underwood 

and accompanist junior 

Brittany McGehee have fun 

during the Women's Chorus 

tour during Spring Break. 



Dr. Mel Wilhoit and senior 

Becka Tooley celebrate at a 

Chorale Christmas party at 

Dr. Wilhoit's house. 



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Chamber singers: Bekah 
Tooley, Jason Hundley, 
Katrina Wise, Ryan Traub, 
Tori Wisthoff, Evan Wiley, ' 
Micah Pepper, Johnny Miller, 
Lauren Page, Tracy Mor- 
ris, Jeremy Moore, Jessi 
Hundley, Justin Hipp, Jessica 
Long, Phillip Kohler, Elise 
Bacon, John Gross, Trisha 
Ewing, Roy Smith. 



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The Chorale performs 
during a church service 
on their spring break tour 
in Florida. 



Musical Blessings 

ly time as a freshman at Bryan College was greatly 

lessed by the time I spent in the Women's Chorus. 

was such a privilege to be able to sing with such 

mazing women, including Mrs. Keck. We laughed, 

e cried, we sang beautifully, and at times, we sang 

rribly. I remember one day when all of us girls had 

)me in feeling so discouraged with life and school. 

le spent the entire class time in tears and in prayer 

>r one another. It was such a sweet encouragement 

i me, and I know it was one for all the other girls as 

ell. There was a particular song we sang called "I 

arrender All." It was a rendition of the old hymn, 

id I was encouraged every time we performed that 

ece. It reminded me to surrender everything to the 

3rd, and that He is trustworthy to sustain me in the 

idst of life. There were also all of our coffee runs! 

here were quite a few times when we spent the 

ass time at Harmony House laughing and taking 

break from our hectic school schedules. There's 

)thing like getting a group of girls together with 

me good coffee. I needed those times so badly! I 

jwn so thankful that I was able to be a part of such 

i amazing group of voices and hearts. 

' Danielle Wilson 






{Chorale ~ Women's Chorus ~ Chamber Singers} 




Sophomore Abe Roberts 
watches senior Brandon Hodge 
spike a volleyball to neighbor 
senior Jeremy Moore during 
their Chorale Spring Tour. 




Sophomore Meredith Moore 
watches the outdoor activities of 
other Chorale members. 



Freshman Elise Bacon enjoys the 
sports the Chorale played during 
the times they were not singing. 



Junior Even Wiley strums a man- 
doline, while others play sports. 



Freshmen Danielle Wilson kisses 
freshman Jason Hundley as part of 
a Chorale tradition, in which all the 
women don lipstick and smother a 
freshman guy with kisses. 

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A kid slam dunks into a basket 
set up in the triangle for the 
NCAA championship night 
sponsored by SGA. 



Junior Evan Wiley stands 
armed and ready forthe incom- 
ing freshman at the orientation 
games. 



Kim Woody, Student body Vice 
President, records on a marker 
board the ideas suggested in a 
budget meeting. 



Vice President of On Campus 
Activities, Rachel Welch, pullsyet 
another block from the precari- 
ously balancing stack of Jenga 
blocks at the SGA retreat. 



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David Gehring, Lindsay McKissick, 
Brittany Rodriguez, Phillip Meznar, 
Elijah Ammen, Zach Scheller, Blake 
Phillips, Jeremiah Nasiatka, Ryan 
Yontz, John Moore, Derek Dough- 
erty, Chelsea Parham, Brijtany 
McGehee, Caleb Beasley, Evan ^ 
Johnson, Laura Neises, Becky Claf- 
lin, Cami Plaisted, Kirsten Amling, 
Erika Gebel, Molly Gehring, Olivia 
Pool, Lindsay Matlock, Tyler Gay, 
Jonathan Barnett, Andrew Glines, 
Jason Hundley, Ben Johnson, 
Laura Barton, Melissa Brown, Kim 
Woody, Kristen Phelps, Faith Am- 
men, Jackie Holubz, Joanne Olson, 
Rachel Welch, Paige Ratzlaff. 

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"A toast to SGA!" Sopho- 
more Molly Gehring, 
Juniors Kim Woody and 
Mark Baker, Senior Paige 
Ratzlaff and Junior Jona- 
than Barnett raise their 
Jones bottles high. 



\. New Welcome 

3A is responsible, in part, for new student orienta- 
)n. The officers of the 2007-2008 Student Government 
ssociation found this out at their fall retreat. Rachel 
id I had the privilege of radically changing the 
ly that the orientation groups got together, and we 
■eded all of SGA to help. In the past, on the Saturday 
ientation, the new students gathered in our humble 
feteria, where they meet their small group leader and 
2n leave with the rest of their group and go "get to 
. ow" each other somewhere around campus. This 
; ar they entered a cafeteria full of people and loud 
msic. All over there were SGA members dressed 
) wacky costumes and there seemed to be various 
: tions set up with activities. The groups got together 
; d rather than give time for the awkward silence to 
i in, the groups immediately set out to compete in 
<ch of the 10 stations. The SGA people rose to the 
icasion, coming up with great costumes, adding to 
t i fun and energy in the room and coordinated the 
iivities at each station. This went on for about an 
1 ur and a half; until the students left to go say good 
1 e to their parents. We quickly set the cafeteria up for 
i sper, and then went to finish setting up the triangle as 
c odeo for students after dinner. While Saturday was 
£ razy busy day, it was a great opportunity for SGA 
thelp the new students get acclimated and excited 
| Jut being here at BC. 
I Ben Johnson 






{Executive Cabinet ~ Class SGAs} 




unior Class President Faith 
Ammen shouts a royal cheer at the 
game time in the cafeteria for fresh- 
men orientation. 




Always up to some sort of mischief , 
the two Vice Presidents of Ac- 
tivities, Ben Johnson and Rachel 
Welch, are caught yet again in the 
act of silliness. 



Student body Vice Presi- 
dent Kim Woody me- 
ticulously prepares a wall for 
painting. 



Senior SGA members Leanne 
McDaniel, Laura Barton and 
Joanne Olson sport spiffy cowgirl 
hats at the rodeo on the Triangle 
during freshman orientation. 



Senior Ben Cairns, a member of 
the Worldview Team, joined efforts 
with SGA to organize a Video Game 
Tournament in Brock Hall. 



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Senior DJ Johnson and 
Junior Jason Bowers play 
Guitar Hero in the Video 
Game Tournament. 



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Freshman Kirsten Amling and 
Sophomore Lindsay McKissick 
share a meaningful conversa- 
tion at a Town Hall meeting. 



Molly Gehring, Kristen Phelps, 
Jackie Holubz, Ashley Baker, 
and Chelsea Parham listen 
to their sisters' testimonies of 
redemption. 



Rachel Welch ties up the winning 
team of Red Dawn Over Dayton, sc 
they can be thoroughly soaked. 



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JuniorsAndrewGlines, Laura 
Nieces, Senior Katrina Cour- 
tright, Juniors Chris Tuttle 
and Sarah Stafford gather'to 
create their team flag for Red 
Dawn Over Dayton. It was 
SGAs first time organizing 
a massive water fight event, 
which took place in Pointe 
Park, the walking track in 
dowtown Dayton. 



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Bryan women gather 
together in Brock 
Hall to hear about 
"Secret Struggles" 
that their classmates 
have overcome. 



oto bv Michelle Friesen 




larshmallow Mateys, Maniacs, 
md Ministry Council 

:ou walked in on a Corporate Ministry Council meeting on 

i ' given Monday at 5:30 p.m., you might be a little surprised. 

i a won't find Zach Scheller prostrate on the floor pra\ing, Mark 

:cer preaching a sermon, or Mollv Gehring repeating the Ten 

.mmandments. Instead, you will probably see Ashlev Baker 

ipying a Tupperware full of Marshmallow Matev's, Chelsea 

' ham laughing hysterically at who knows what, and Jeff Gudim 

v ing the minutes like a mad man, interjecting "Can you repeat 

l?" even" ten minutes. As you sit in on our meeting, you will 

I 

i hard work, passion, and dedication amongst spurts if wild 

Ejhter. You will see servant-hood in action as Jackie Holubz 

) its a ginormous mural for our Day of Prayer, as Caleb Beaslev 

) is in chairs from the hall for the late-combers. You will also 

E that we have our fair share of quirks on Ministry Council. 

^ 5:30 p.m. on the dot, Jason Hundley comes bounding into 

I" room from play practice - script in hand, as Becky Claflin 

I rgetically expounds about her new idea for a chapel; all the 

I le Kristen Phelps tries desperately to capture Becky's animated 

I d gestures in the minutes. David Gehring sighs and stares 

Kingly out the window, dreaming of senior trip. Amongst 

n laughter, side-bar conversations, and random dashes to get 

h Wal-Mart credit card, we managed to pull of two days of 

» r er, class and men's/women's chapels, several school-wide 

I its and still had fun in the process. A big thanks goes out 

o lark Baker and Moll)' Gehring for keeping all of us crazy 

it igans in check during our meetings. Praise the Lord for 

her successful year of Ministry Council! 

Mecky Claflin and Ashlev Baker 



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{Senate ~ Ministry Council ~ Events Councils} 




Tyler Gay shows off his mad manly 
grilling skills at a Bryan baseball 
game. 



the Secret Struggles of 
Women Overcome meeting, 
Sophomore Pam Simpson, 
Freshman Dani Park, and 
Sophomore Becky Claflin 
fellowship together. 



Evan Johnson and Paige Raztlaff 
kick back as they enjoy some study 
and planning time. 



Kirsten Amling, Blake Phillips, 
Evan Johnson, John Moore, 
Kim Woody, and Jason Hundley 
take the stage. 



Freshman Thomas Smith and freshman 
Josh Jones concentrate on the screen 
as they participate in the Video Game 
Tournemnt. 

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The Phantastes Club can 

always count on senior 

Michael Boling to entertain 

them with his expressive 

faces while reading. 



Sophomore Lydia Pugh reads A Cricket in Times 

Square while junior Kirsten Meberg, sophomore Jeremiah 

Nasiatka, and freshman Joy Koan listen intently. 



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Sophomore Allan John- 
son, freshman Emily 
Hendrix, seniors Jer- 
emy Moore and Allison 
Hendrix, senior Jared 
Reitnauer, and junior 
Emily Ricketts end their 
song dramatically. 



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and sophomore Ben Cunnir 

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Sophomore Rob Yates 
and seniors Jeremy 
Moore and Jared 
Reitnauer lift freshman 
Emily Hendrix, senior 
Allison Hendrix, and 
junior Emily Ricketts for 
a climax in the music 
they are dancing to. 



Adventures in 
Mercer Lobby 



Dnce upon a time in the magical land of Bryan College, 
here was a small band of those brave at heart and ad- 
venturesome at soul, dashing knights, lovely ladies, and 
earned lords, who called themselves the Phantastes. Like 
he legendary Knights of the Round Table, they sought out 
laring adventure and fantastic quests, under the leadership 
if their distinguished Lord Regent, Michael Boling. Under 
lis guidance, they journeyed through bizarre landscapes 
md stranger prose as they accompanied Alice in Won- 
lerland, flew off to Neverland with the very cocky Peter 
J an, sojourned briefly with Homer Price and his eccentric 
ompatriots, and finally enjoyed the musical stylings of A 
Cricket in Times Square. However, to the great grief and 
listress all the band, as the Christmas holiday came upon 
hem, their fearless leader departed from them to join in 
he grand adventure known as Real Life. All was not lost, 
lowever, for in his stead a successor was chosen, the Lady 
\egent Lydia Pugh. With this dauntless damsel at the fore, 
le loyal band encountered the magical posy of Princess 
'esetillia, traveled to strange planets through A Wrinkle in 
Ime, and were irresistibly drawn back into the magical 
/odd of Narnia to come to the aid of the dashing Prince 
"aspian. Through these many adventures they forged steel 
onds of fellowship, were well-provisioned, and, of course, 
ved happily ever after. 
•y Megan Smith 






{Advanced Stage Movement ~ Global Impact ~ Phantastes} 




For the Christmas dance 
production led by Amanda 
Sherrin, Advanced Stage 
Movement danced to Josh 
Groban's "Jesu Joy of Man's 
Desiring," among several 
other songs. 



Sophomore Sarah Poe makes 
sure senior Michael Boling 
doesn't fall asleep while they 
are still reading. 



Sophomore Lydia Pugh enjoys 
knitting while listening to other 
members of the Phantastes Club 
reading stories aloud to her. 



L to R: Anna Frye, Jessie LaPlue, Andra Branson, Amanda Sherrin, 
Eve Hilderbrandt, Heather O'Brien, Joanna Hill, Faith Ammen, Jared 
Reitnauer, Allison Hendrix, Jeremy Moore, Emily Ricketts, Emily__ 
Ricketts, Allan Johnson, Jessica Long, Laura Nieces^ 
Rob Yates, Brandon Hodge, Emily White. 




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Senior Tyler Gay and sophomore 

Jeff Schwenke toss freshman 
Johnny Rogers, always recogniz- 
able by his awesome surfer hair. 



Still not an official school sport, 
the Bryan rugby team nonetheless 
defends the Lions' reputation on the 
fields of schools like Lee University. 



Johnny Rogers fights to 
escape Lee's players' hold. 



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Lauren Pratt, Jessica 
Etress, Summer Nielsen, 
Kaylin Carswell, and Lau- 
ren Hostetler, all members ■ 
of FCA, gather around 
Johnny Miller as he reads 
from the Bible during a 
meeting. 



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Bryan's Rugby team cheers 
after the game against Lee 
University. 



Let Every Tongue Confess 



At the beginning of last fall, a couple of people got 
together and decided we wanted to start a club for 
students who were serious about Spanish could come 
together to converse, worship and play games in Span- 
ish. Spanish club would be a place where the Hispanics 
on campus who have a hard time integrating in the 
American culture could come and be involved with the 
community of Bryan in their native tongue. On several 
occasions, we got together and had a time to sing songs 
and pray in Spanish. 

During one of our first meetings, the group met 
at my apartment. We had some chips and salsa and 
espresso to accommodate our constant appetite. There 
were about 10 of us total and each one of them eager 
and willing to speak only in Spanish. I pulled out a 
deck of cards and taught them how to play Mafia in 
Spanish. This forced people to speak Spanish in a very 
loose, informal and fan environment. Each person 
was challenged in their vocabulary by trying to defend 
themselves in a language that was not their first. 

Spanish club gave those who wanted to pursue the 
Spanish language an opportunity to be challenged while 
having fun, getting to know others, and worship our 
Father in a different tongue. For the future, my desire is 
for the Spanish club to change its focus a little bit and 
seek out ways to reach out to those rlispanics in the 
community who might have a difficulty getting adjusted 
to the American culture and who need to know the 
Gospel just as much as anyone else. 
By Drew Goodman 




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{FCA ~ Fencing ~ Men's Volleyball ~ Rugby ~ Spanish} 




n a Men's Volleyball game, Junior 
Marc Glines receives a serve. 



Freshman Joe Courtright spikes 
the ball over the net during a Men's 
Volleyball game. 



"On guard!" A mysterious fencer 
advances on the camera during 
a meeting of the new fencing 
club begun by Phillip Kohler in 
the spring of 2008. 



Masked fencers bout in Brock Hall. 
The fencer on the right parries a 
well-aimed attack. 





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The art club met on the third 
floor of Mercer on Monday 
nights during the fall semester 
of 2007. 



Members of SIFE, Charles Plush, Josh Young and Allan 
Johnson, pose with the Junior SIFE team at Rhea County 
Academy that Bryan SIFE team sponsored. 



Elisabeth Cochrane, president 
of the art club, begins an acrylic 
painting. 



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Members of the debate team, 
freshman Melissa Peters, ju- 
niors Eric McEachron, Brittany 
McGehee, and Rachel Welch, 
senior Lawrence LaPlue (presi- 
dent), and freshman Tori Stew- 
art pose after a competition. 
The team won several honors 
in various competitions. 



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College Republicans hold 
an immigration forum, in 
which Tim Furnanz acts as 
moderator. George Young, 
Professor Scott Smith, 
Josh Young, Carlos San- 
chez, Lawrence LaPlue, 
and Mavelyn Cedeno 
shared their opposing 
opinions regarding the 
controversial issue. 



Lessons from Debate 




I believe it was Aristotle who once said, "Join the 
debate team; it will teach you things." 

Debate team this year taught us the value of things, 
such as analogies and symbolic gestures of peace, sticky 
notes,kmeber and matching bags. Debate team taught us 
that it's okay to argue for what you believe, and it's even 
okay to argue for the other guy now and then— provided 
you raise your hand. 

I suppose debate team also taught us to think on our 
feet. We get our topic 15 minutes before we debate it. At 
the first round of my first tournament, we rushed to find 
our room— locked. So we debated in a dressing room. 
Our third round we debated a rather flustered young 
lady that made a big deal about Hilary Clinton showing 
cleavage at a dinner party, and in our fourth round, the 
other team's argument was, literally, a skit. How do you 
prepare for that? 

Debate team may have even taught us about the 
issues of our times. We've debated on poverty, school 
violence, human rights in Burma, Barrack versus Hilary, 
the Iraq war, the Iraq war, the Iraq war, snake handling, 
gas tax, music history, and, of course, farm subsidies. 
(Quiz us.) 

Most importandy, debate team taught us that you 
never mess with MLK or draw funding from the Tennes- 
see State Lottery. (Trust us.) 

In the end, we learned that while we may not be on 
the Yahoo! Ticker— -yet— -we are, nonetheless, "so hot 
now." Go, Bryan! 
By Eric McEachron 





{Art ~ College Republicans ~ Pebate ~ SIFE} 




Sophomores Josh Young, Brittany 
Walker, and Allan Johnson display 
an award they received at the Atlanta 
regional SIFE conference. 




Paul Shanks, Drew Abercrombie, 
Alaina Woodall, Kristen Phelps, and 
Britney Weber work on a project for 
the College Republicans. 



Art club president Elisabeth Co- 
chrane finishes up a masterpiece in 
acrylics. 



SIFE member Brittany Walker helps a 
student with his taxes - a service the 
club provided for several weeks. 



unior Lily Moore and freshman Kris- 
ten Phelps serve at a Bryan College 
Republicans sponsored fiesta meal 
to draw students to their immigration 
forum. Junior ConnerArmstrong takes 
part in the festivities. 



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RIDE is a student organization 
that helps disabled children 
regain some of their motor 

skills through physical therapy 
involving horses. 



Depending upon the child's 

diability, one or two helpers 

walk beside each child for 

safety purposes. 



Freshman Kesse Robinson 

leads a rider around the 

arena as the rider does 

excercises. 



Alum Christina Simmerman- 

Stewart leads a horse while a 

walker escorts the child. 




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Junior David Villanueva, 
the president of Lifeblood, 
and freshman Zach Scalf 
wait to give blood. 



Sophomore 
Bailey Payne 
participates in 
the Students for 
Life vigil on the 
steps of Mercer 
in remember- 
ance of those 
thousands who 
have been 
aborted. 



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photo submitted 




In October 2007, Students 
for Life planted white 
crosses throughout the 
Triangle in memory of 
aborted children. 



photo submitted 




Touching the Untouchables 



Because they are considered "untouchables" in their 
culture, the Banjara Tribe is particularly vulnerable to 
being sold on the streets of Hyderabad, India for $10-15 
iand used as laborers, prostitutes in brothels, and human 
sacrifices in Hindu temples. Banjara Tribal Ministries 
(BTM) Orphanage began in 1994 when Christopher 
and Rambai Boda, a Banjara couple, took five aban- 
doned children into their home to feed, educate, and 
minister to them. Today they care for nearly 2,000 
children, turning away hundreds each year. BTM is 
working to pull their entire tribe out of their desperate 
condition by rescuing, loving, educating, and training 
thousands of youth. Lifeblood has partnered with Ban- 
jara Tribal Ministries and ZLB Plasma Services in Chat- 
tanooga to provide financial support for the orphans. It 
costs $25 a month to provide food, clothing, education, 
safety, and discipleship for a child at the BTM orphan- 
age. Lifeblood transports students to donate blood 
plasma at ZLB Plasma, ZLB reimburses the students, 
and Lifeblood sends the money to India. Since Life- 
blood began operating in October 2007, we have raised 
$6000, enough to sponsor 20 children for a year! We 
have great expectations for next year as we are just 
beginning to see what God can accomplish through this 
ministry and the willingness of the students involved. 
By Jana Watson and 
Ashley Markusson 





{Students for Life ~ Lifeblood ~ RIPE} 

Alex's Story 

There are several jobs to be done at RIDE: a side-walker, who 
makes sure the person doesn't fall off of the horse and plays 
games with the rider; a leader, who leads the horse around the 
area; and the instructor. My first time out was with a little boy 
named Alex. His dad carried him into the arena because he 
couldn't walk. Alex couldn't talk either, which for a four-year old 
wasn't that terrible. As we walked around the arena, Alex would 
lie back on the horse's back and act like he was sleeping, then 
use his muscles to pull himself back up and start all over again 
like a little game. Every time he did something he thought was 
great he smiled as big as the Cheshire Cat and clapped repeat- 
edly. I soon learned that clapping was a way to motivate Alex; 
also, Alex wasn't four, as I previously thought, but seven. Over 
the past couple of years, I have had the privilege of watching Alex 
progress from the toddler he seemed to be into the little boy he is. 
Thanks pardy to RIDE and the work of the volunteers there, he 
can now walk on his own and is beginning to mumble words. 
By Brittany Walker 



By the simple giving of blood 
through Lifeblood, students can 
save lives, share what Christ has 
done for the lost, and rescue the 
oppressed from the darkness 
that consumes their world. 




Senior Kyle Terry signs up 
for a trip to Chattanooga to 
donate blood, while junior 
David Villanueva watches. 



When students give blood, they are 
helping orphans such as these. One 
plasma donation equals one month 
of life for an orphan like this one. 



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Sophomore Alan Johnson 
tutors a kid at the YMCA. 



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When LIFE Club visits the 

high school, the students get 

out of class and free pizza is 

served for lunch. 



Junior Amy McCoy works with 
an elementary student on her 
homework. This year, math tu- 
tors were in great demand. 



Juniors Faith Ammen and 
Brittany McGehee participate 

in LIFE Club, sometimes 

by helping with the younger 

children. 



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Freshman Kendall Arm- 
strong and sophomore Allan 
Johnson volunteer each 
week as tutors for students 
from the local community. 



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Every month, LIFE 
Club visits Dayton High 
School to give talks on 
purity and abstinence. 
LIFE stands for Living In 
Freedom Everyday. 



Students in Service 

A couple of us were out on a project for 
Students in Service at the end of the fall 
semester. We were just helping an elderly 
lady with some yard work, but she was very 
appreciative. It seemed like every time we 
turned around, she was asking what she 
could do to help. There really wasn't much, 
since all the tasks were simple, but she said 
she'd bring us something to drink. She was 
just as happy to bring us refreshments as she 
was to see us arrive and help her, and that re 
ally showed us what service is all about. It's 
simply helping people with things they want 
or need, just lending a hand with whatever 
you've got. We kept on working, and when 
we were done, she refused to let us go with- 
out pay. We're not supposed to take money, 
but if someone wants is adamant, there's not 
a whole lot you can do. Well, we thanked 
her and discussed what we should do with 
the money. One of the guys suggested 
donating it to LifeBlood, and that seemed 
like the best option. So not only did we get 
:o serve the lady we planned on serving; we 
»vere served, and LifeBlood got a donation. 
It was a great trip. 
By Connor Armstrong 




{LIFE Club ~ Senior Adult Ministiry ~ 
Students in Service - Tutoring} 

Stored Memories 

One of them remembered swinging from white birches as she 
grew up on the East Coast. Another worked to buy school 
clothes after she was orphaned at a young age. One man fought 
in the war while his wife and son cared for the catde until he 
returned, and a woman loved church services with good singing 
and "shoutin'." During our visits to nursing homes and assisted 
living facilities with the Senior Adult Ministry, we met the people 
with these stories. It was people like these, and those who cared 
for them, who made this year's ministry rich. And it was God's 
love for us that gave us something to give to them. We visited, 
played games, or just shared smiles with residents, trying to bless 
lives so much more full of years, of the experience of sorrow or 
joy or struggle, than our own. 
By Elena Johnson 




While visiting with senior adults, 
Freshman Maribeth Moe cuts out a 
white paper horse that will later be 
used in a horse race. 



Mary holds the plunger 
with the white horse. Her 
nursing home schedules 
weekly activities, and this 
week's is a horse race. 



Senior Steven Korpi visits with one 
of the nursing home residents as 
part of of the Senior Adult Mnistry 
group. 



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Junior Elizabeth Jackson 

and sophomores Rachel 

Lemonds, Lydia Pugh, 

and Ben Cunningham run 

through the skit "Prison" for 

Act: 2 Show: Christ. 



Testify members: Regina Van 
Gorkom-Wade, freshman Joy Koan 

sophomore Lydia Pugh, junior 
Jenny Farmer, junior Corrine Cook, 
and sophomore Rachel Lemonds. 



Juniors Corrine Cook and Matt 

Samsel hang a drape in front of 

a window while sophomore Ben 

Cunningham and junior Mary 

Clauson prepare for their skit. 



Junior Matt Samsel 
rehearses choreography to 
the song Arise My Love. 



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Junior Corrine Cook, 
president of Act 2: 
Show: Christ, reads to 
sophomore Lydia Pugh 
and junior Elizabeth 
Jackson during a scene 
in "Knights." In this skit, 
two knights do the same 
things but their attitudes 
are different. The one who 
loves his job does so be- 
cause he loves his King. 



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Junior Matt Samsel, fresh- 
man Laura Pearce, junior 
Corrine Cook, and sopho- 
more Lydia Pugh perform 
choreography to Stained 
Glass Masquerade, a song 
by Casting Crowns. 



Speaking Up 



od began His ministry of evangelism this year at 
ryan College. He initiated it by placing the desire 
>r evangelism in the student's hearts. Dayton des- 
arately needs God. The students at Bryan College 
ive begun to encourage the community by pro- 
aiming the message of the gospel and sharing how 
od has shaped their own life with the residents of 
ayton. During the spring semester, lots of people 
)t into good conversations and many of us received 
e God-given opportunity to share our faith. From 
y own experiences, one story from the spring 
mester comes to mind. For one weekend, God 
fled us out of our usual neighborhood to a differ- 
lt neighborhood. We knocked on a lady's door 
id she opened it, looking a little strained. She had 
o daughters and was interested in finding a church 
r them to attend. She told us that they were both, 
hurch junkies." Throughout the next few weeks 
3 were able to gather information about buses that 
2nt through her neighborhood, and we went back 
give her the information. We told her we were 
aying for her and encouraged her once more to 
i to church with her daughters. She genuinely told 
she was going to make sure they got involved, 
eing God work through us in that very simple way 
;ant a lot to us and to the mother and daughters. 
'Jordan Koscamp 




{Act: 2 Show: Christ ~ Evangelism ~ Testify} 

Ministering through Theater 

Our Act: 2 Show: Christ group currently has 9 members— 3 guys 
and 6 girls. We have performed for churches in the surrounding 
area, including Dayton, Signal Mountain, and Hixson. Recently, 
God also opened a door for our group to partner with Testify 
for a mission trip next Fall Break. We will be serving in Toronto, 
Canada and in Detroit, Michigan. In the past year, we have seen 
the difference God can make through our ministry. After one 
performance, we were told that our work caused two boys to go 
home and ask their mother all sorts of questions. Some of the 
skits really, made them think. That is what it is all about— making 
people evaluate their lives and encouraging them to grow in their 
relationship with Jesus Christ. Not that we are always able to 
implement our goal, but God uses our weaknesses to show His 
strength and that in itself is absolutely amazing! 
By Corrine Cook 




Junior Corrine Cook discusses 
an Act 2: Show: Christ play with 
sophomore Justin Winters. 



Corrine Cook, junior 
Matt Samsel, and Sophomore 
Lydia Pugh rehearse for 
Testify's rendition of Stained 
Glass Masquerade. 



Senior Will Wade leads Testify 
members junior Mary Clauson 
co-president), sophomore 
Ben Cunningham, and junior 
Matt Samsel (co-president) in 
rehersal with props. 



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Joel Trigger spent his time in 

Rwanda counseling victims of 

the genocide. 



Bryan students had the 
chance to see some exotic 
animals, including giraffes. 



The Rwanda team enjoyed the 

wildlife in the Akagera National 

Park, including this baboon 

with its child. 



The sunrise over Rwanda take, 
on the way to the Akagera Na- 
tional Park was breathtaking. 



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The group enjoyed 

fellowship on their bus 

rides due to the lack of 

seats and large amount 

of luggage. 



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A group of children in 
Rwanda swarm the group 
from Bryan in an effort to 
gain attention from the 
students. 




caching out to Rwanda 



) October 1 2 - 28, 1, along with 22 other Bryan students and faculty 
i missions class traveled to Rwanda to serve in ways related to our 
> ins and gifts. Why Rwanda? During the country's genocide in 
i which was a mass extermination of primarily one ethnic group 
I it in Rwanda, the Rwandan people were left traumatized physi- 
llemotionally, and spiritually. God is at work in Rwanda, however, 
( jh the work of missionaries such as Emmanuel Gatera, who our 
(Worked with. AftermeetingasateamwithPastor Emmanuel Gatera 
Ijali, we all branched out to do work in education, orphanages, 
t: health, medical clinics, AIDS facilities, etc. As an elementary 
ution major, I had the opportunity and observe and then teach 
i African Elementary School. It was such a blessing to be able 
c :uss different teaching methods with the teachers and principal, 
u /ere eager for wisdom we brought from the States. Going over to 
I da, a lot of us felt a sense of inadequacy. We weren't sure what 
1 uld possibly do for these people who had been through things 
'- uldn't even fathom. But God used us. Even if we didn't have 
I rs for all of their tough questions (like why God would allow 

I ragedy to come upon them), we had the love of Christ to pour 

I I them. And the fact that we came all the way from America 
li n to them and show them love completely rocked their world, 
c se some of them hadn't known anyone who cared about them 
1 ed them in 13 years. God's hand was very present with us in 
v da. Many Rwandan lives touched, but we came back changed 
1 11, with an even greater awe of our God's vast love and 
>V to work through us. 
' .ura Barton 




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Jessie Farrell, Nicole Keef, Joel 
Trigger, Rachel Stuckey, and 
Jeremy Moore demonstrate how 
full the buses became. 



Rwandan skulls serve 
as a memorial for the 
genocide at Butare. 



The Rwandans perform a na- 
tive dance for the Bryan team. 



A native Rwandan teaches 
Crystal Cain how to dance. 



Bryan students met countless 
orphan children because of the 
genocide. 



Rwanda Team 



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The girls in "the Hills" loved braid- 
ing hair, especially Corrine Cook's. 
One girl learned how to braid hair 
just so she could do it for Corrine. 



Michael Shroeder juggles 

for a group of children in 

Honduras. 



Honduran kids happily use 

Ricky Angelicola, Chris 

Kloc, and Evan Johnson as 

transportation. 



Kaity Kopeski plays with 
a little girl with whom she 
bonded with during the Loui- 
siana trip. 



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The mens' soccer team, Manoel 
Silva, Matt Dee, Ricky Angelicola, 
Tim Harris, Bryan Alfano, Dwight 
Sell, Andres Garcia, HaydenLavo, 
Nathan McCown, Jacabo Gal- 
lardo, Evan Johnson.Chis Kloc, 
Zach Scalf, Evan Johnson and 
Michael Schroeder bond with boys 
from an ophanage in Honduras. 



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{&FC HONPURAS & LOUISIANA} 



Caitlyn Boronow talks 
with kids from "the Hills" in 
Louisiana as they try their 
hand at playing instru- 
ments. 



Caring for the 
Cajun Poor 

Before our BFC trip began, our group only had a vague 
|ea of what we would be doing in Louisiana. When we 
rived in Opelousas, we learned we would be doing re- 
instruction in the mornings and working with inner-city 
lildren in the afternoons. The prospect of reconstruction 
rilled me. I am by no means good at construction, but 
ter six months of school, the idea of doing actual physical 
ork was exciting. 

However, I was not so thrilled about was working with 
e children. Honesdy, I was more terrified. I knew I would 
>t know how to act or what to say. The first afternoon 
me and we drove to "The Hills," possibly the worst and 
>orest part of Opelousas, to hang out with the children 
:er school. About one minute after I stepped out of the 
n I met a little girl. She was six years old, wore her hair 
pigtails, and the word adorable can not begin to describe 
r. Although working on the house was satisfying, every 
y I anticipated the afternoons to come. 
Over the week, I had the opportunity to play, talk, and 
are with many children and teenagers, ft was that pre- 
)us girl I met the first day that captured my heart. I never 
uld have imagined how attached how I would become 
nsidering how mtirnidating I was at the start. God took 
Y fear and used it for his purposes. Being able to meet 
s child of God was nothing short of a beautiful gift. 
- " Kaity Kopeski 




Manoel Silva and his friend give 
a thumbs-up for the camera. 



Ben Cunningham surveys the 
house that the team worked on 
in Louisiana. 



Honduran schoolgirls talk 
with the Bryan College 
men's soccer team. 



This soccer jersey is a little big 
for this Honduran boy, but he 
doesn't seem to mind. 



Eddy Davila and Chuck Rose 
share a moment while they take a 
break from working on the interior 
of a house in Louisiana. 

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A Latvian teen goes on a 

wild rampage and tapes up 

Ben Johnson. 



Pete Kennard goofs off with 

a couple orphans in Juigalpa, 

Nicaragua. 



Cassie-Marie Bundy jokes 
around with a Latvian boy. 



The boys in the orphanage loved 

riding on the shoulders of Drew 

Goodman, Ben Ferrante, and 

Pete Kennard. 



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From back to front, Amanda 
Allquist, Diana Guthrie, Rachel 
Smith, Carrie Cook, Kirsten 
Meberg, Karissa Simmons, 
Michelle Friesen, Kristen Fer- 
rante, Melissa Brown, Pete 
Kennard and the rest of the 
Nicaragua team bump and jilt 
on a dusty road on their way 
to do VBS and door-to-door 
evangelism. 



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The Latvia team, who 
returned for the second year 
to make films with Latvian 
youth, pose for a group pic- 
tures. From left to right: Joe 
Courtright, Ben Johnson, Dr. 
Hollingsworth, Zach Scheller, 
Jared Cummings, Adam 
Morley, Kyle Parks, Bryan 
Boling, Lauren Hostetler, 
Erica Heffelmire, Kalani Lest- 
mann, Emily White, Cassie- 
Marie Bundy and Elisabeth 
Cochrane and Chris Tuttle. 




Hugs & Bugs & 
Pineapple Juice 

What our Nicaragua trip was made of: 

I • Fragrance of fruit trees and blossoms upon stepping 

outside the Nicaraguan airport 

i • Ants and mosquitoes and spiders - oh my! 

90 degree weather, 90% humidity 

Waking up to myriad of tropical bird songs - and 
roosters crowing at all hours of the night 

Door-to-door evangelism with translators every 
morning 

• Multiple bug bites per minute - no matter how much 
bug repellant was worn. 

• Seconds on the food, whether or not we knew what 
it was - because it always tasted delicious 

• Inviting all the town children to VBS daily 

• Fresh-squeezed fruit juices at every meal (no more 
concentrate for us!) 

| • Friendly smiles from the Nicaraguan people 

• Two hours each day in a yellow school bus on a 
dusty, bumpy dirt road 

• Countryside resembling Africa/Florida 

• Joyful songs of the children and friendly 

J • Swarming of orphanage kids and their showering 
of hugs and kisses 

• Dutch Blitz and Double Dutch Blitz marathons 

• Refreshingly cold showers 

• Daily braiding of the hair 

• 1 Nicaraguan minute =10 minutes real time 

• Flexibility, flexibility, flexibility! 
By Kirsten Meberg 



{3FC NICARAGUA & LATVIA} 





Zach Scheller prepares to enter 
a dim-lit castle during the Latvia 
team's touring day. 




The airport wait provided 
ample time to nap, and 
Elisabeth Cochrane took full 
advantage of the opportunity 
as Kyle Parks points it out. 



Chris Tuttle and Adam Morley 
lament their ill behavior that led 
them to the Latvian stocks. 




RD of Huston Amanda Allquist 
plays the slapping game with 
Ana, an orphan from Juigalpa. 



Kirsten Meberg holds a baby 
in Cuapa during the daily VBS. 
Several team members held 
babies so that young mothers 
could participate in games. 

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Freya Ross and the rest of 

the team were impacted 

greatly by this young girl 

who came to the States from 

Africa to get surgery. 



A City of Refuge resident, 
Amanda Sherrin and Freya 
Ross practice "stage move- 
ment" in San Diego. 



Katie Carver and Jordan Kos- 

kamp pause from talking with 

a nursing home resident. 



England team leader Phil 
Gray stares down a knight. 



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The England team hangs out with 
with two teens at a youth group. 
From left to right: Diana Ricer 
Katie Carver, Luke Booker, Tara 
Stewart, Cami Plaisted and Sam 
White. The team worked mainly 
with Operation Mobilization, where 
they gotto know English youth and 
evangelize door-to-door. 



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The San Diego team 
hangs out in a tree with 
ladies from City of Refuge, 
an organization that works 
with poor and homeless 
people in the city. From left 
to right: Andrew McPeak, 
Freya Ross, Dana Seeley, 
Amanda Sherrin, Britney 
Weber, Taylor Woods, 
Melissa Longoria and 
Susannah Mcllvaine. 



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Taking the Bible 
to the Brits 

I'm not an eloquent speaker and I have a peculiar habit of 
freezing up when conversations get awkward. So, when 
we were told that we would be going door-to-door several 
times in our week-long stay, I certainly wasn't ecstatic. 
However, I pushed away my worried thoughts of long 
silences and glaring Brits and focused on the good such 
unease would surely do to my character— and hoped I 
could simply memorize whatever I'd need to say. 
So, imagine my discomfort when I was paired with a native 
Englishman who actually wanted to talk with the residents. 
I "graciously" allowed James to knock on the first door. 
The elderly gentleman who chatted with us that chilly 
day did so perhaps out of politeness or simple loneliness. 
Either way, I first saw the state of many in England— a life 
that had only known "the rules" and no true relationship 
with Christ. The next few houses went similarly, with 
James gendy but stubbornly asking people to reconsider 
the Easter story. I watched, listened, prayed, and even 
added a comment or two, but mosdy I learned— I learned 
what life is like with a checklist instead of joy. Others on 
my team had similar conversations with people, even with 
a few Muslims. Some were receptive to our prodding. 
Others spoke through closed doors and hearts. But as we 
were reminded when we reconvened, who but God knows 
what seeds were planted? 
By Sharon Smythe 





{3FC ENGLANP & SAN PIEGO} 




iana Rice and Sharon Smythe 
ponder the ways of English life. 




San Diego team leader Caleb 
Beasley and Andrew McPeak 
are befuddled by the directions 
of City of Refuge resident. 



Sam White growls at a fearsome 
English knight. 



Britney Weber chats with a 
girl during kids' night at City 
of Refuge. 



Carlos Pielago spontaneously 
washes City of Refuge vans along 
with other team members. 



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Sophomore Meredith Moore 

helps Assistant Director of 

Admissions Christopher 

Henderson at a welcome 

table during the Deans 

scholarship weekend. 



Admissions Counselor 
Tiffany Christian works 
with Freshman Elizabeth 
Benscoter at an Illumi- 
nate table. 



Freshman Ambassador 

Charlee Marshall leads a 

group of visitors on a tour 

through the Triangle during 

a spring Illuminate event. 



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Sophomore Ambassador 
Jeremiah Nasiatka leads 
a group of prospective 
students on a campus 
tour during the Dean's 
Scholarship weekend. 



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Katrina Wise, Dana 
Seeley, Timmy Sunday, 
Brittany Walker, Ryan 
Smith, Alaina Woodall, 
Lauren Edgerton, Bailey 
Payne, Julie Barnett, 
Hannah Markette, Jenifer 
Manzo, Mavelyn Cedeno, 
Trisha Ewing, JT Nelson 
Kaity Garrison, Kris- 
ten Nachtwey, Charlee 
Marshall, Rhea Brown, 
Summer Neilsen. 




Jeremiah Nasiatka shows 
off Mac's Cafe to a group 
of Dean's Scholars. 




Jeremiah Nasiatka leads a 
group of prospectives stu- 
dents on a tour of campus 
during the Dean's Scholar- 
ship weekend. 




Showing off Bryan's cutting 
edge technology, Charlee 
Marshall presents the Smart 
Board to a group of visitors. 



Welcoming Visitors 



Ambassadors are blessed with the gift of helping others, but it is a learned process rather than an innate talent. On 
every tour I make a point to mention all of the really important aspects about Bryan College like how the buzzword 
"community" is truly a good descriptive word for life up on the hill and how Mercer Hall has the dimensions of Noah's 
Ark (I make sure to make the disclaimer that we're not sure if it could really float in the event of a flood.). 

Tours vary in excitement depending on whether people talk, if there are alumni in the group, and if they're interested 
in more than sports. The shortest tours tend to occur in a group where everyone is zoned out and they have no ques- 
tions. I've heard of a tour lasting up to three hours and, unfortunately, even with a three-hour tour, there's no chance 
of marooning on a desert island with Gilligan. 

The life of an ambassador does not lie only in giving tours, although that does seem to be a rather large chunk; 
there is also the need to find people who are willing to host the students who sign up for an overnight campus visit, 
keep Miss Kim Turtle from doing everything herself, and the ever important bonding time that tends to occur through 
parties! Ambassadors have the privilege of having fun together almost as much as we learn from each other and the 
entire Admission's Department. 



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beyond 




Davidson, a small liberal arts college outside Charlotte, 
N.C., ran in the NCAA tournament against some of the 
nation's finest teams, leaping into the national spotlight 
when the team entered into the Elite Eight. "The easiest 
part is making that first run. It's fun and exciting, and it'; 
just kind of like catching lightning in a bottle," Gonzaga 
head coach Mark Few said. "The most difficult process, 
is then when expectations happen and just being able to 
seize the opportunity and continue to grow." 



Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was 
suspended indefinately from the league 
in August after he admitted to funding a 
dogfighting ring on his property and to 
being complicit in the killing of at least 
six dogs by hanging and drowning them. 




1 . In the summer of 2007, Roger Federer 
beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbeldon, giving 
fans a classic. The heated match was 
close, but Federer came out on top with a 
record-tying fifth straight Wimbeldon tide. 

2. This year has had its share of viral videos on YouTube, 
with millions of hits on some epidemic videos. "Miss South 
Carolina Teen USA" got 25,144,380 hits; "Charlie Bit 
My Finger" got 25, 666, 633 hits; and "I Like Turdes" got 
4,786,565 hits (as of May 2008). 

3. As the guys huddle in their dorms "fellowshipping" 
around their controllers for hours, these recent video games 
might be what they're playing: Rock Band, Super Smash 
Brothers Brawl, The Orange Box and of course, Halo 3. 

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\Iade famous bv winning X Factor in 2006, pop 
tar Leona Lewis's second single, "Bleeding Love," 
jecame the number one single in the L.S. on April 
i, 2008. 

\n anti-folk veteran, Regina Spektor makes quirkv, 
lighlv eclectic, but always personal music. Born and 
aised in Moscow until age nine, she moved to the 
Jronx and grew as a talented singer and songwriter. 
>he rose to fame with the success of her single, "Us," 
hen went on to release her first original album. Begin 
\o Hope. 



In the most pure and hopeful 

moment in entertainment all year, 

cell phone salesman Paul Potts 

brought audiences to their feet and 

to tears when he belted out an opera 

piece for Britain 's Got Talent with 

host Simon Cowell. He sang for the 

Oueen bv vear-end and released an 



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album in September 2007 




"Thanks for the ques- 
tion, you little jerk. 
You're drafted." 

-JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona Senator 
and presidential hopeful, responding 
jokingly to a high schooler's comment 
that, at 71, McCain might be too old 
for the White House 



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1 . The very successful and popular TV and movie 
actor Heath Ledger died this year on Jan. 22, 2008. 
Although doctors say the cause of his death was 
an accidental prescription drug overdose, many 
have speculated that he became too involved in his 
disturbing role in the film The Dark Knight and used 
excessive method actrna; to "become" the character. 



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Top Films 

1. Juno 

2. Sweenev Todd 

3. No Country For C 
4. 1 Am Legend 

5. Atonement 

6. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 

7. Enchanted 

8. Michael Clayton 




thereby causing his depression and drug overdose. He was 28. 

2. One of the many trends of the year, the tent dress, hangs 
loose from the shoulder to below the hips, and does not have 
a waistline. Other female fashions included colorful leggings 
and tights, vests, and lots and lots of layering. 

3. Of the plethora of films in the country, only a few made 
it to the Oscars. No Country For Old Men won Best Motion 
Picture of the Year; Juno won Best Writing and Screenplay- 
Written Directly for the Screen; There Will Be Blood won Best 
Achievement in Cinematograph}' and Best Performance by an 
Actor in a Leading Role; just to name a few. 

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5ome of us on|y go to the Covenant game, and some of us show up 
screaming attired in red head to toe at every single game of every 
single sport. (Right?) Some of us practice many hours each week to 
defend Aryan's honor on court and field, but whoever you are, Covenant 
snemy or Lion to the core, sports are a part of your life as a I3ryan 
ptudent. ty Courtney Jergins 



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It's been a difficult year for the Lady Lions; they've lost a few 
key players due to injury and other reasons. But they've also had great 
triumphs. 

One of the most memorable games was the second time the team 
went against Milligan College on February 9, 2008. Even after a five- 
win streak Coach Bechler constandy reminded the team that this game 
wouldn't be easy. "I don't know if you know this," he said repeatedly 
during the week before the game, "but Milligan is the number one team 
in the conference." They practiced with determination, playing what 
Coach Bechler calls "big boy basketball," according to freshman Jessica 
Southern. 

Their hard work produced spectacular results. Bryan's points on 
the scoreboard almost doubled Milligan's in the first half. Even though 
the number of points scored almost evened out in the second half, Bryan 
still won 80-63. In the locker rooms, they informed one another, "I don't 
know if you know this, but we just beat the number one team in the con- 
ference!" 

Sophomore Amber Smith learned the value of teamwork this 
season. She says, "I have learned that when you meet obstacles during 
the season the only way to get through them is together" And that is also 
what freshman Wendy Vork is taking away from this season. The strug- 



Junior Kaylin Carswell takes 
a jump shot over the heads 
of Union players Susanna 
Todd and Ashley Lunsford. 



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Top to Bottom, L-R: Kelly Barton, KeKe Bean, 
Jasmean Benford, Kyla Hill, Anna Haley, Brooks 
Corbett, Courtney Swanson, Kelly Thurman, As 
tant Coach Sarah Coffman, Galyn Dobler, Heatl 
Windom, Rhea Brown, Becca Morris, Hillai 



together. Wendy says, "In the end, we were just playing for each other." Barham, Kaylin Carswell, Katie Davis, Wendy 



- Courtney Jergins 



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with the Lady Tigers in pray 
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2007-2008 


Women's Basketball 


Results 




UVA-Wise 


W:76-43 


Bluefield 


W:83-75 


Montreat 


L:66-81 


Virginia Intermont 


L:68-81 


Milligan 


L:63-77 


Tenn. Wesleyan 


L:62-73 


Covenant 


L:52-53 


Union 


L81-88 


I King 


L61-59 


1 UVA-Wise 


W:82-63 


1 Bluefield 


W:84-60 


Montreat 


W:64-70 


Virginia Intermont 


W: 80-72 


Milligan 


W:80-63 


Tenn. Wesleyan 


L:66-71 


Covenant 


L:64-51 


Union 


L:68-54 


King 


L64-81 


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away from Union player Carley 
Blankenship." 

[ 2 ] Andrew Morgan, Dean 
Bruce Morgan's son, shows off 
his game on the Lady Lions' 
court. 

[ 3 ] Courtney Swanson, a 
sophomore, adds her arms to 
the mix of defenders. 
[ 4 ] Freshman KeKe Bean 
fights to keep the ball from the 
Lady Tigers. 

[ 5 ] Freshman Ashley Raburn 
blocks a shot by the Tigers. 
[ 6] Sophomore Hillary Tipton 
takes control of the ball in the 
I game against the Lady tigers. 

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The men's basketball team entered the 2007-08 year look- 
ing to improve on the disappointing season from the previous year, 
when they finished with a 6-24 record. This year's team contained a 
number of new faces, with 10 new players, eight of them freshmen. 
This new talent brought a sense of enthusiasm and optimism to the 
team, and this was evident at every home game. The season started 
off well, with the Lions winning 3 out of their first 5 games, including 
an exciting 104-66 win in the home opener against Southeastern Bible 
College. 

However, injuries and conference play made things difficult 
for the team, as they went 6-15 over their next 21 games. Despite this, 
they were able to end the season on a high note, winning their final 
two home conference games. The team finished the season with an 
overall record of 11-18, and finished eighth in the conference with a 
5-13 record. 

Although this was not the result that many had hoped for, 
they did win almost twice as many games as the previous year, and 
there were a number of highlights for the team: they won both games 
against conference rival Covenant College, and had a thrilling win 
against Union College in the final home game of the year. 

Several players had very solid years: Senior Mike Lytle easily 
led the AAC in assists, with 8.39 per game, and junior Kyle Terry 
was third in the conference in 3 point field goals made, with 2.57 per 
game. Also, Freshman Charlie Lytle had the second most rebounds 
per game in the conference, with 8.75. Next year looks very promis- 
ing for the Lions, as they have a number of young, talented players 
returning along with an experienced group of upperclassmen. 

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Men's Basketball Results 


Southeastern Bible 


W 104-66 


Shorter 


L 73-75 


Berry 


L 61-76 


Johnson Bible 


W 97-73 


Tennessee Temple 


W 64-53 


Lee 


L 62-77 


UVA-Wise 


74-65 


Bluefield 


L 79-98 


Montreat 


L 75-87 


Tennessee Temple 


W 64-57 


Virginia Intermont 


L 62-79 


Berry 


L 73-75 


Webber International W 71-66 


Warner Southern 


L 52-63 


Pensacola Christian 


W 68-62 


Milligan 


L 72-74 


Tennesee Wesleyan 


L 47-53 


Covenant 


W 66-60 


Union 


L 79-82 


King 


L 45-64 


UVA-Wise 


W 61-59 


Bluefield 


L 89-94 


Montreat 


L 59-74 


Virginia Intermont 


L 74-95 


Milligan 


L 70-76 


Tennessee Wesleyan 


L 43-54 


Covenant 


W 68-57 


Union 


W 63-51 


King 


L 59-76 



1 ) Senior Mike Lytle reads the 
defense in a conference game. 

2) Senior Thomas Davis tries to 
post up against a Union defender. 

3) Junior Lamar Shorts defends 
the perimeter against Tennessee 
Temple. 

4) Junior Kyle Terry scans the 
floor after rebounding the ball. 

5) Freshman Derek Batt takes a 
3-pointer in a home game. 



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The 2007-2008 Bryan Lions Baseball team fought 
through a quirky season, finishing with a 19-30 record 
but recording the most conference victories ever 
attained in its short existence. Injuries and ineligibil- 
ity plagued the Lions, and they struggled to find con- 
sistency in order to place their best team on the field 
and to capitalize on the mistakes of opponents. 

However, the new season looks quite promising, 
as the Lions anticipate coaching changes and a strong 
class of recruits. The underclassmen will have the chal- 
lenge of filling the shoes of four seniors who greatly 
contributed to the success this season, and the compe- 
tition will be stiff for those starting positions. Some 
returners who are expected to fill big roles for the 
Lions include seniors John Brown, Matt Hicks, Will 
Newman, juniors Ben Young and Daniel Zimmerman, 
and sophomore J.D. Davis. The off-season work put 
in by the Lions as well as the faithfulness in fall prac- 
tices will be a catalyst for the quality of the upcoming 
season. The quest for the Appalachian Athletic Confer- 
ence was tighter than ever in the past season, and this 
trend looks to continue in the next season. Therefore, 
success is easily within reach of next year's Lions team, 
and the expectation for a winning season is strong. 

— Daniel Zimmerman 




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nior Will Newman, Freshman J.D. Davis, and Senior Matt Hicks 
3cuss the game. 

am members: Doug Stroup, Will Newman, Ryan Henn, Jon Brown, 
remy Potts, Zack Bowe, Michael Kent, Gabe Keen, Daniel Zim- 
erman, Michael Hogsett, Mark Barnwell, Jerrad Robin, Andrew 
mmerman, J.D. Davis, Jason Henderson, Joey Mohler, Daniel Pres- 
n, Andrew Preston, Adam Polston, Paul Shearer, Will Stokes, Brad 
irnes, Daniel Bosarge, Matt Hicks, Steven Kilgore, Ben Young, Ryan 
jylon, Jeremiah Peters. Team managers: Diana Rice, Caleb Ragland, 
ittany Randall. 




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Men's Basketball Results 


Brenau 


LO-2 


Freed-Hardeman 


W:2-1 ! 


Milligan 


L1-3 


Asbury 


L1-3 


Bluefield 


W:5-0 


Toccoa Falls 


W:2-0 


Spalding 


W:1-0 


Union 


L1-2 


King 


L:0-1 


Covenant 


L:0-3 


Montreat 


LO-4 


Atlanta Christian 


W:4-0 


Clearwater Christian 


W:3-2 


Tennessee Wesleyan 


L:0-1 


Union 


L1-3 


Covenant 


L0-1 



[1] Moments before sprinting to 
first base, junior Jonathan Brown 
swings the bat powerfully. 
[2] Bryan Lions baseball team 
and coaches relax in the dugout. 
[3] Freshman J.D. Davis and 
Senior Matt Hicks chat in the out- 
field during a break in the game. 
[4] Freshman J.D. Davis and 
Senior Michael Kent race to 
catch a ball in the outfield. 
[5] Senior Jeremiah Peters 
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The spring semester began with basketball, which in the past has 
been one of the most anticipated sports. As usual, there was a high level 
of participation, with most of the teams having an abundance of backup 
players. This year, the bulk of the competition was between the three top 
teams: the faculty and staff team, Team Zero (the soccer team), and the 
Studs, composed of seniors Stephen Korpi, Taylor Hollingsworth, Jason 
Poarch, and other upperclassmen. The Studs played a strong regular 
season, and their only losses were in close games against the Faculty and 
Team Zero. In the semifinals, they avenged their loss to the Faculty and 
won to advance to the championship against Team Zero. This game 
featured the quick and highly athletic soccer team against a team of upper- 
classmen with experience, talent, and good shooting. It turned out to 
be a very fast paced game, with a number of students observing eagerly 
from the stands. Both teams played aggressively and got to the free-throw 
line often. At halftime, the Studs lead by a few points, but knew that they 
could not let up against this talented team. Team Zero kept it close in the 
second half, but the Studs used timely shooting and smart play to hold 
them off in the end, winning by several points. This win was especially 
big for the seniors on the team, all of whom were trying to win their first 
intramural basketball championship in their final year. 

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Emily Echols, and Senior Brandon 

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game begins. 

[2] Senior Danielle Rebman eagerly 

awaits a throw from Junior Marc 

Glines. 

[3] Senior Brandon Hodge plays tight 

defense on Junior Chris Tuttle. 

[4] Sophomore Zach Bowe moves 

to avoid a defender and get the ball 

down the field. 

[5] Junior Andrew Glines advances the 

ball in the open field. 

[6] Freshman Tori Wisthoff serves the 

ball over the net to gain a point for her 

team. 

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Intramural sports were once again very successful this year at 
Bryan, with a large portion of the student body participating. 
Sports included the usual Frisbee, football, basketball, soccer, 
and volleyball, as well as pool, ping-pong, and foosball. The 
year began with volleyball, and although there were not quite 
as many teams as with other sports, there was a high level of 
competition and many close games. Next came flag football. 
The faculty and staff team came in as the favorite to win it all, 
although they were missing several key players from last year, 
including their quarterback. As the regular season progressed, 
there were several teams that proved capable of competing 
with the faculty, and several games were decided in overtime. 
The sophomores finished the regular season undefeated, and 
entered the playoffs as the top-ranked team. They took advan- 
tage of their speed by frequendy running the ball. They ended 
up meeting the faculty in the championship game. This was a 
hard-fought game, and by the time it was over the speed of the 
sophomore team proved to be too much for the experienced 
faculty team. This was the first time in a number of years that 
a team other than the faculty and staff team won the football 
championship. 

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open teammate. 

[2] Senior Jared Reitnauer throws 

past a defender while Junior Chris 

Tuttle runs upfield. 

[3] Freshman Jeff Gudim clears the 

ball out from in front of the goal. 

[4] Junior Josh Storie attempts to 

dribble the ball past Sophomore 

Josh Bogle. 

[5] Sophomore John Wang leaps 

for a tough catch against Senior 

David Park. 

[6] Junior Jana Watson looks 

past a defender as Junior Andrew 

Hayes catches his breath. 

[7] Sophomore Nate Rogers jumps 

up to block the volleyball. 



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competitive game. 

[2] Junior Sarah Stafford 
and her family lounge on the 
hillside while watching an 
exciting soccer game. 

[3] Sophomores Andrew 
Sweeney, Millie Jones, Devon 
Spacek, and Molly Gehring 
make lion faces as they dem- 
onstrate the fierceness of their 
favorite soccer team. 

[4] True to tradition, sopho- 
more David Hasty proudly 
runs the BC flag across the 
soccer field whenever the 
Lions score a goal. 

[5] Supporters of the Bryan 
Men's Soccer team enjoy the 
bright sunshine at the Home- 
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Being a Bryan fan is something that cannot be taken 

Hghtly. It is a task that requires much time and 
dedication, among other things. Bryan vs. Covenant 
games are an essential part of the Bryan experience. 
Bryan sports games are a community-building event 
that instills loyalty and pride in the heart of any lion. 

It is a task that requires dedication, memorization of 
the Alma Mater, and lots of time putting off studying 
in order to support our BC Lion athletes, whether 
they win or lose. Possible side effects of being a 
Bryan fan include donning red "Beat Covenant" 
shirts multiple times a year, possible loss of voices 
and/or damage to vocal cords, stress and anxiety 
from the very close games, sleep deprivation, exhaus- 
tion, use of red face paint, and of course, exhilaration 
after we cream Covenant, year after year. 



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What happens when the star forward 
pulls a muscle? You call an expert! Accord- 
ing to Christy Rodenbeck, "Athletic Trainers 
are medical professionals who are experts in 
injury prevention, assessment, treatment and 
rehabilitation, particularly in the orthopedic 
and musculoskeletal disciplines." 

And these experts get up early and 
work late. An athletic trainer's day starts with 
taping or bracing athletes to prevent injuries 
during practice. He then watches the practice 
and determines the seriousness of any injuries 
that may occur, determining the best of treat- 
ment, which may include referring the athlete 
to a physician or beginning treatment proce- 
dures for minor injuries. 

The athletic trainer tries to keep the 
doctor, coach, athlete and family all on the 
same page. Frequendy the athletic trainer 
informs the coach of when the athlete will 
be healthy enough to begin playing again. 
Continually working with Bryan athletes 
and developing custom treatment plans for 
their injuries is time consuming and requires 
knowledge and diligence. But each injury is 
unique, and must be dealt with personally 
and differently. 

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They work hard, they play hard, and many times, they come away with impressive 
results. Headlining Bryan's four 2007-2008 junior varsity squads was men's soccer, which 
finished their abbreviated season at 7-1-1, the best record for a classic team in the history of 
the program. The Lions dominated conference play, going undefeated in the Appalcian 
Athletic Conference throughout the year, and ended their remarkable season the way Bryan 
fans know it should be done - with a 1-0 rout of Covenant College. 

"The JV program is a great way for players to get playing time and learn our 
system," said head women's basketball coach Jamy Bechler. "Most freshman who go to col- 
lege to play ball end up sitting and not gaining any valuable game experience." 

The JV Men's basketball team also finished their winning season in style with a 74-59 
pounding of Covenant, giving the Lions a season record of 9-6. "By playing at Bryan, there 
is a really good chance that you'll end up getting in games and playing significant minutes 
thereby developing and adjusting to the college game much quicker," said Bechler. 

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Junior Varsity Records: 

Women's Basketball: 1-10 

Men's Basketball: 9-6 

Men's Soccer: 7-1-1 



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Cross Country Results 


Sewanee Invitational 




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Women 


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Greater Louisville Classic 


Men 


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Mountain Top Classic 




Women 


5th 


Southeastern Classic 




Men 


4th 


Women 


19th 


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toward the goal. 
[2] Cross Country girls: Bailey 
Payne, Hannah Allen, Megan 
Pinkleton, Allison McLean, 
Lauren Simpson, and Kellie 
Patton. 
[3] Zach Mobley, bound for 
Nationals, pulls ahead. 
[4] Allison McLean really does 
love to run. 

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have accomplished great things this year. The Bryan Lions are the 
"Reigning 2007 NAIA Region XII Men's Cross Country Cham- 
pions," which is impressive for a program only created the year 
before. 

The track team (the spring version of the Cross Country 
team) also set a few records. Zach Mobley, Josh Bradley, and 
Daniel Goetz are all All-American athletes after the NAIA Indoor 
Champships, which Coach Stoker, who was honored with the tide 
2007 Appalachian Athletic Conference Coach of The Year, says 
"puts us on the map." The three of them are going to the NAIA 
National Championship in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2008, which 
takes place two weeks after graduation. 

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runners will continue to excel. 

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"Shhhh! Be quiet!" people fiercely whisper at me as I arrive. But how 
can I? This is the most exciting game of the year, and we are doing something 
that has never been done before! More than 200 Bryan students have met in the 
gravel parking lot alter dinner and hiked dirough the woods behind the soccer 
field. Here we wait, shushing one another, doing some last minute lace paint- 
ing, and trying to refrain from blowing the amazing whistles SGA handed out to 
us. As we take pictures together, whisper, and attempt to stifle our laughter, the 
excitement is electrifying. 

We can barely contain ourselves as we crouch in the foliage, hidden 
from the over-confident Covenant fans. As members of the chorale sing the 
national anthem, our anticipation continues to grow. We stand up, readying our- 
selves for our charge down the hill into the open. The Hag bearer is at the front 
and, on the last note, he steps into die clearing. We all begin yelling at the top of 
our lungs, and die fanatical descent onto die field begins. 

"It looked like the trees were bleeding," said freshman chorale member 
Stacey Roycraft later about die "constant stream of red" that [lowed from the 
woods. Freshman Samantha Bryant, who observed from the few Bryan fans 
in die stands, said it "was a sea of red... it just kept coming and coming!" Like 
Samandia, I felt a rush of school spirit as my exhilarating rush of adrenaline was 
compounded by die loud cheers surrounding me... and the dumbfounded stares 
of the Covenant fans as we raced past them. It is an experience I will remember 
all my life. 

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tiz Taucano focus on preparing for the game against Covenant College. Fighting 
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Brewton-Parker 


W:6-0 


Johnson Bible 


W:10-0 


Toccoa Falls 


W:11-0 


Freed-Hardeman 


W:10-0 


Asbury 


W:2-1 


William Carey 


W:3-2 


University of Mobile 


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Bluefield 


W:3-2 


Covenant 


W:2-1 


Spalding University 


W:8-2 


Union 


W:4-1 


King 


W:2-0 


Montreat 


L:0-1 


Tennessee Temple 


W:10-1 


Milligan 


L:3-1 


TN Wesleyan 


W:2-1 


Bluefield 


W:5-1 


ACC Quarter Finals 




Covenant 


L:6-2 



[1] Junior Phil Gray erupts through 
the crowd of screaming fans after a 
victorious Bryan-Covenant game. 
[2] Carlos Sanchez, Ricky Angelicola, 
Curt Hays and Kyle Wagley line 
up on the field before facing Tenn. 
Temple. 

[3] Joseph Jones and Reggie Parks 
get ready to pounce on the oppos- 
ing team. 

[4] Diego Ortiz Taucano bounds 
down the field. 

[5] Junior Lizzy Stafford and Senior 
Timberly Cox roar their support for 
the Lions. 

[6] Jota Pedro de Silva lurches after 
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"What you do today will echo in eternity," Coach Sauve told the women's 
soccer team during training. Every year he proposes a new theme for the season, 
and "Echo" was the word for 2007. At the beginning of each game they shouted 
"Echo!"before taking their places on the field."It was really cool to hear it 'echo- 
ing' across the field," said senior Christy Noel. 

Coach Sauve is a master of creative and memorable sayings. Freshman 
Jenn McCue fondly remembers the time Coach had everyone take rocks from a 
Bryan parking lot and carry them to Covenant before their big game there. He had 
brought a slingshot up on the mountain and he asked each of the girls hurl their 
rocks. Bryan was like David against Goliath when playing Covenant, the coach 
said. They did lose, but the girls said it was a good game. It was memorable not 
only because of the illustration but because of the heavy fog that inhibited them 
from seeing down the field and which lifted only to be immediately followed by a 
heavy downpour of rain according to Allison Cunningham, a junior. 

The players have good memories of many such laughable incidents. 
"Remember when Erica Smith got stuck in the net after she scored a goal?" 
Summer Nielsen, a sophomore, asked her teammates around the lunch table. 
"Oh yeah!"said freshman Alisha Deal, "And there was that time Chelsea Carson 
broke her shoe and played for five minutes without one!" 
The team went on telling how Coach Sauve jokes about giving them bowl hair- 
cuts if they don't keep their hair out of their faces, and how he says,"Get the clip- 
pers - someone get the clippers! "when he notices a player playing with her hair. 

One of Coach Sauve's sayings is, "Take pictures; make memories." He 
wants the girls to be involved at Bryan, and to hold on to memories of this time in 
school. The team seems to be doing a good job of treasLiring their college memo- 
ries and, hopefully, what they're learning now will echo throughout their lives. 

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2007 Women's Soccer 
Results 

Brenau LO-2 

Freed-Hardeman W:2-1 

Milligan L1-3 

Asbury L1-3 

Bluefield W:5-0 

Toccoa Falls W:2-0 

Spalding W:1-0 

Union L1-2 

King LO-1 

Covenant L:0-3 

Montreat L:0-4 

Atlanta Christian W:4-0 

Clearwater Christian W:3-2 

Tennessee Wesleyan L:0-1 

Union L1-3 

Covenant L:0-1 



[ 1 ] Freshman Shelby Robin- 
son fights to defend the ball. 
[ 2 ] Freshman Jen McCue 
dominates the field. 
[ 3 ] Robinson and Freshman 
Alisha Deal pause to chat 
during a time-out. 
[ 4 ] Junior Jana Watson pre- 
pares to steal the ball while 
Fresham Chelsea Parham 
approaches for backup. 
[ 5 ] The Lady Lions essemble 
preceding the game 
[ 6] The Lion stetch out their 
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Dr. Livesay, 

We all know tlaat tlie Lady Lions volleyball team has made us proud this 
year. They were AAC Conference tournament Finalists, NAIA Region XII finalists, 
and took us to NCCAA Championships for the first time in 20 years. They even won 
a match at nationals - something Bryan has never before done. But not many know 
that diey did all diis despite their bad bus luck. 

On die way to the Nashville airport, the team heard a loud bang from some- 
where on die bus. "We thought a tire had blown!" said Sophomore Hannah Suits. 
They pulled over and saw no problems with the tires. But when they opened the back 
of die bus, they found diings a bit smoky and black. 

Cramming more than 20 people and their luggage into diree minivans and 
a Honda Civic was not die ideal situation, but the team was grateful lor diose options 
when they later found out that their bus exploded. 

The bad bus luck continued on die way back from Nationals. The team 
learned that a snowstorm was on its way, and they tried to avoid it. In Wisconsin, they 
came to a stop on the road because of a huge wreck- "There were ten cars and seven 
trucks. It was the biggest wreck I've ever seen!" said Suits. To make matters worse, the 
air pressure broke in the van, so the brakes went out. 

After all diey've been dirough, diey've so admirably represented our school 
on die court, we should buy diem a private plane for their personal transportation. 
Maybe we should add diis to vision 2020. 

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Claxton, Leah 
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Oklahoma City 


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Missouri Baptist 


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Southern Nazarene 


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Oklahoma City 


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TN Wesleyan 


W:3-0 




Montreat 


W:3-0 




Berry 


LO-3 




Milligan 


W:3-0 




UVA-Wise 


W:3-0 




Bluefield 


W:3-0 




Covenant 


W:3-0 




King 


L1-3 




Virginia Intermont 


W:3-0 




TN Wesleyan 


W:3-2 




Covenant 


W:3-1 




Union 


W:3-1 




Cumberlands 


W:3-1 




Bluefield 


W:3-0 




TN Temple 


W:3-0 




Bethel College 


W:3-0 




Milligan 


W:3-0 




UVA-Wise 


L:2-3 




Biola University 


L:0-3 




Azusa Pacific 


L:0-3 




Hope International 


L:0-3 




Montreat 


W:3-0 




Lee 


L:0-3 




Virginia Intermont 


W:3-0 




King 


L1-3 




Union 


W:3-0 




Birmingham Southern 


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Montreat 


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away with impressive diplomas, a wealth of memories, and life-long 
friends. by Courtney Jergins 



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IfjJ "You don't have to be ten minutes 
early to every class." - Corrie Nash 

< tP) "Remember to sleep at night, 
although naps are good, too! -Joanna Downing 

a>) "Don't get your hopes up about your first Homecoming date. They 
probably won't remember you for you next four years." -Katie Barham 

J "Don't try to achieve too much because die whole campus will notice." -Andra Branson 

) "Walk around die Triangle once with a guy and it's suspicious. Walk around the 

iangle twice with a guy and you're dating. Walk around die Triangle three times, and you're engaged." 

;ssi Hundley 

) "Do not run to class, no matter how late you are! It's just embarrassing!" 
eanne McDaniel 

) "If you do not know the answer to a question, just answer, "worldriew" or "community," and you'll be 
ay." -Ben Cairns 

) "ALWAYS go to die Covenant games no matter how much homework you have." 
.atrina Coutright 

) "Avoid cleverly disguised leftovers. Most of the time, they're covered in cheese." 
)sh Franklin 



4ND tlie NUMBER 1 tiling every fresrimen sriould knew. 

"David Beisner's phone number: (423) 618-6855." -David Beisner 




1) Paige Ratzlaff can't stop smiling as she 
shows off her engagement ring. 

2) Laura McFadden and Katie Rosenbaum hold 
up their forefingers in a triumphant announce- 
ment of Bryan's victory over Covenant. 

3) Diana Guthrie strokes the wooden horse at 
Reinbow Stable during MLK Day. 

4) Andra Branson and Jessica Long are clearly 
shocked and excited about something. 

5) Wil Wade prides himself in his formal attire 
using a wide gesture. 

6) Drew Goodman dug up this rock while build- 
ing a fence for MLK Day. 

7) The sun shines on rock stars Michelle Blei- 
kamp and Elizabeth Mangum on the first day of 
Spirit Week. 

8) One of the table decorations at the Christmas 
banquet caught Ashley Bullis's eye. 

9) Hannah Markette and Michelle Friesen 
tremble at the edge of a steep precipice at Fall 
Creek Falls during Fall Break. 

10) Bekah Tooley prizes comfort as she cruises 
through Walmart on her nifty buggy. 



Seniors 



*123 





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Seniors 

IU &mt to 'Be a ^tjan Lion 





Amber Akins 

Deborah Angove 

Mark Baker 

Katherine Barham 

Laura Banon 

David Beisner 

Jasmean Benford 

Michelle Bleikamp 

Michael Boling 

Andra Branson 

Corev BrovMi 

Jonathan Bryant 

Cynthia Buback 

Ashlev Bullis 



Courtney Bumham 

Benjamin Cairns 

Jillian Carr 

Jennifer Cocks 

Sarah Coffman 

rCatrina Courtright 

Timberlv Cox 



Amanda Crouch 

Thomas Davis 

Ryan Doan 

Melody Dobler 

Joanna Downing 

Jessica Farrell 

Fawcett-Lowe 



Caleb Fecdrith 

Melody Findle 

Gabriel Fisher 

Id 

esen 

umanz 

er Gav 



David Gehring 

Andrew Gonzalez 

Drew Goodman 

Phillip Grav 

John Gross 

Paul Gutacker 

Diana Guthrie 




124* 



PEOPLE 






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Allison Hendrix 
Jackie Holubz 
Jessica Hundley 
Elena Johnson 
Lawrence LaPlue 
Kalani Lestmann 
Guillermo Loaiza 



Jessica Long 
Holli Mancini 
Elisabeth Mangum 
Hannah Markette 
Leslie Martin 
Misty Martin 
Nathan McCown 



Leanne McDaniel 
Laura McFadden 
Johnny Miller 
Jeremy Moore 
Julie Morton 
Aaron Mowery 
Corrie Nash 



Christen Noel 
Joanne Olson 
David Park 
Jason Parks 
Kyle Parks 
Kellie Patton 
Bethel Ragland 

Caleb Ragland 
Paige Ratzlaff 
Kathryn Rawley 
Jared Reitnauer 
Chuck Rose 
Katie Rosenbaum 
Vanna Sims 



Matthew Smith 
Roy Smith 
Billy Sparks 
Brad Starnes 
Joshua Suich 
Rebekah Tooley 
Joel Trigger 

Jared Tyser 
Regina Van Gorkom 
William Wade 
Kyle Wagley 
Timothy Walker 
John Williams 
Katrina Wise 



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Seniors 



* 125 



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1) Homecoming Queen Jessi Hundley is so excited 
about her crowning that she can hardly breathe. 

2) Senior Rebekah Tooley shows her excitement for life 
with a big. open-mouth smile. 

3) On warm autumn days, the music from Michael 
Boling's tin whistle wafts over the Triangle. Whether it's 
a lively jig or a meloncholy melody, it depends on his 
mood at the time. 

4) Sarah Coffman and Katie Barham pose together at 
one of their last Bryan banquets. 

5) Katie Rosenbaum is caught doing homework in her 
dorm room. 

6) Hannah Markette and Michelle Friesen play in the 
fountains at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga during fall 
break. 

7) Jared Reitnauer relaxes at a table during his last 
homecoming banquet. 

8) Melody Dobler poses elegantly and poised as 
always. 

9) Zachary Williams, looking dashing in his tuxedo and 
cowboy hat, converses with a friend. 

10) Bethel Ragland, a junior, screams with Senior Katie 
Barham on a wild tube ride. 




IfJJ The time I have spent growing new 
friendships, passing down Bryan traditions, and sharing my college 
"experiences. -Katrina Wise 

tr] Finding my wife! -John Gross 

9) Ha\ing the perfect schedule because we signed up for classes first and therefore don't have to get up 
before lunch. -Da\id Gehring 

m ) Learning how to embrace the tension of mo\ing on to the next step in life. 
-Rebekah Tooley 

\)f Getting to mentor the underclassmen at Bryan. Oh. and there's student teaching: that's pretty cool 
too. — Jillian Carr 

3 j Knowing that I'm almost done! -Corrie Xash 

-♦J Looking back on the last three years and seeing where you've come from and where God has brought 
you. You realize that there was a reason for the hard times, and you're better for it. -Melody Findley 

-if Actually getting into Traylor's Western Civ. -Jared Reimauer 

m. ) Skipping finals week to go on a cruise to Mexico. -Timberly Cox 

I j Knowing you can't do much to change your GPA anymore = freedom to get C's." 
- Joel Trigger 

Seniors ft 127 




Outgoing 






€veraclieven 



A Class To Be Reckoned With 





he Junior Class is a 
class to be reckoned with," says 
senior student body president Paige Ratzlaff. 

Crazy, friendly, fun, spirited - these are just a few of the adjectives people have 
used to describe die class of 2009. Several seniors label diem as "outgoing overachievers" and say that 
"they run die school." Sophomore John Moore calls diem, "intense, intriguing, and sometimes strange characters." 
So what do people tiiink of those twisted individuals - die junior class? 



One anomTnous sophomore claims, "tiiey have an inflated sense of their own self-importance." Aldiough 
some believe that juniors exclude odier classes, making them seem self-sufficient, others such as sophomore 
Nathaniel Madden say just the opposite. 

Despite upperclassmen's varying \iews, freshmen seem to have nothing but praise for die junior class. Ken- 
dall Armstrong believes them to be very community oriented, and the class vice president Kirsten Amling says they 
seem like older siblings to the freshman and don't act like upperclassmen. 

What do juniors think of themselves? Transfer junior Will Anderson praises his new class as "the most 
energetic and die best looking." While they recognize their diversity, they also believe they have some sense of unity 
and get along lairlv well. Nicole Keel sees diem as "a group of people who want to be known." 



They acknowledge that diey have matured greatly during their time at Bryan College, and Amy McKoy says, 
"I enjoy being counted among such intelligent and talented [and, according to Mr. Palmer, twisted] individuals." 

>\ Kirsten Meberg 




1) Western Day characters Elisa Cruz and Joy Holby 
use their special transcendental vision to gaze at the 
colors of the wind. 

2) Amy McKoy, Allison Cunningham, and Stephanie 
Wade shiver together in the frigid January weather at 
Fall Creek Falls. 

3) Sarah Urie attends the Arnold Harvest Bash in a 
costume reminiscent of her skiing accident when she 
was a freshman. 

4) Cramming for Spanish quizzes immediately before 
class works for Matt Samsel. 

5) Elizabeth Jackson finds time to appreciate the little- 
noticed flowers on her way to chapel. 

6) Lost in a cloud of forgetfulness on Geriatrics Day, 
Evan Wiley stands in the middle of the Triangle, trying to 
remember when and where his next class will be. 

7) Emily White applies her makeup in preparation for the 
"Once Upon a Time" Disney song-and-dance show that 
she and fellow theatre student Emily Ricketts directed 
and starred in. 

8) Getting into character for a Spanish presentation, 
Kirsten Meberg dressed as Frida Kahlo, unibrow and all. 

9) Lauren Hostetler ogles the cardboard equivalent of 
Tom Cruise that adorns her Arnold 2nd hallway. 

10) While cleaning out electronic equipment for the 
women's care center for MLK Day, Josh Storie stops to 
contemplate the "Epic" record he found. 



Juniors 



* 129 




%/wed by the Office of student Life 



Faitli Ammen 

Conner Armstrong 

Jonathan Barnett 

Kelly Barton 

Elizabeth Bergandine 

Luke Booker 

Cari-Jean Bowman 



Stacey Bradshaw 

Jonatlran Brown 

Melissa Brown 

Rhea Brown 

Samantha Bryant 

Crystal Cain 

Anne Carlile 



James Camrichael 

Steven Christian 

Mary Clauson 

Elisabeth Cochrane 

Conine Cook 

Joshua Courtright 

Rachel Crownoble 



Matthew Crutchfield 
Elisa Cruz 




llson tMauingliam 

Brandon Davidoll 

Matthew Davis 

Diane DeGeorgi 

foseph Demmc 

JT 

Stephanie Doualo 

Derek Dougherty 

Anna Downer 

Rosalind Ellis 

Ronald Elswick 

Ian Eshbach 

Patricia Ewing 




130* 



PEOPLE 




.Jacob Fabry 
Jenny Farmer 
Andrew Frick 
William Galbreth 
Andrew Gilbert 
Christopher Giordano 
Havlcv Gleason 



Andrew Glines 
Marc Glines 
Andrew Goggans 
Ashley Gray 
Tanya Gray 
John Grubbs 
Timodiy Harris 



Joy HarUnau 
Andrew Hayes 
Erica Heffelmire 
Ryan Henn 
Eve Hildebrandt 
Nathan Hill 
Justin Hipp 



Laurabedi Hixson 
Joy Holby 

Taylor Hollingsworth 
Nadian Home 
Lauren Hosteder 
Austin Hubbard 
Jennifer Irwin 



Elizabedi Jackson 
Courtney Jergins 
Ben Johnson 
Allison Jones 
Haley Kaye 
Nicole Keef 
Gabriel Keen 



Melkam Kille 
Jeremy Kolb 
Stephen Korpi 
Dallas Lange 
Jessie Laplue 
Kirsten Leach 
Stacy Lejeune 



Robert Linn 
Ashley Markusson 
Faidi Martin 
Lindsay Madock 
Christopher Matthews 
Eric McEachron 
Brittany McGehee 



Juniors 



*131 




Juniors 

Ow/rcowwitted £ Undented 



Amy McKoy 

Kirsten Meberg 

Brian Messer 

Zachary Milota 

Joseph Moliler 

Lillian Moore 

Adam Morley 



Hannali Morley 

Kristen Nachtwey 

Laura Neises 

Summer Nielsen 

Headier O'Brien 

Lauren Page 

Ashley Park 



Kyle Pendergrass 

Micah Pepper 

Jessica Phillips 

Stephanie Pickel 

Carlos Pielago 

Jason Poarch 

Lauren Pratt 



Allyson Price 

Kyle Rascher 

Danielle ■■Rebman 

Michael Rem in 

Rickcti- 

letli 

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ner 

Freya Ross 

Bryan Rudolph 

Whitney Russell 

Matthew Samsel 

Zachary Scheller 

Sharalyn Schmidt 




132* 



PEOPLE 




Liesl Schoenhals 
Jeffrey Schwenke 
Amy Scripka 
Dana Seeley 
Paul Shanks 
Ryon Simon 
Sarah Stafford 



Joshua Stone 
Rachel Stuckey 

David Thomas 
Ryan Traub 
Leighton Trent 
Hillary Tullberg 
Christopher Tutlle 



Sarah Udvari 
Sarah Urie 
David Villanueva 
Stephanie Wade 
Jana Watson 
Rachel Welch 
Emily White 



Samuel White 
Benjamin Whitley 
Evan Wiley 
Candice Willmore 
Heather Windom 
Kimberly Woody 
Alison Young 



.. 



Juniors 



*133 





Singles Unite! 



o 

An estimated 60% of the Class of 2009 has not 

found a "significant other" 





T 



hey may not be a 
trend-setting class in the dating realm, but the juniors definitely have a 
unique bent toward singleness. 

"Our class tries to go against the norm," said Ashley Markusson, and it's apparent that the majority do, in 
ict, go against the 60% statistic, that is, that 60% of Bryan students will marry each other. 

"Because we're seeking after Christ, we don't have time for petty relationships," said Ben Johnson. He 
ave a number of reasons why he thinks his class in on a singleness streak, from a guys' perspective. Some guys, 
e said, are content to be single, some are freaked out about it, some have tried and failed, some want to get to 
now girls first, and some simple think, "Hey, I have my X-Box and my Rook cards, what else is there?" 

Junior girls, on the other hand, have a slighdy different diagnosis. Faith Ammen said, "There are so many 
ther things to do. If I had to choose between sitting in an Arnold lounge and going on a Worldview trip, I'd 
ick the Worldview trip." Many girls, she said, value solid friendships between both guys and girls and with that 
ase of friendship, relationships may emerge. 



'Who knows, maybe Ben and I Will be dating as a result of this article by this time next year," Ammen 



y Michelle Friesen 




1 ) Heather O'Brien learns how to be the ideal 
R.A. at an R.A. retreat. 

2) Stephanie Wade and Cassie-Marie 
Bundy's hearts will go on as they sing a song 
from Titanic at Huston's Karaoke Night. 

3) Courtney Jergins likes to move it, move it, 
but not on campus. 

4) Joy Hartman gets up close and personal 
with the camera. 

5) Arnold gets creepy with Erica Heffelmire, 
Faith Ammen, Laura Neisis and Rachel Welch 
during the Harvest Bash. 

6) Jenny Farmer watches bemusedly as her 
friends play Twister. 

7) Sarah Stafford pouts in the big chair in 
downtown Chattanooga. 

8) Jessie LaPlue thinks that a parking lot is 
the perfect place to relax in a chair. 

9) Joe Demme doesn't particularly like the 
hat he sports in chapel. 

10) Four little Indians Stephanie Wade, 
Elisabeth Cochrane, Jana Watson and R.D. 
of Huston Amanda Allquist gather around the 
campfire in front of their fashionable teepee. 



Juniors * 135 







Outstanding 
Leaders 



Sophomores share talents in community 




"I 



love the sopho- 
more class!" says Sophomore Molly Gehring. Many of last year's 
freshmen have deserted, leaving a small sophomore class this year. Despite their lesser 
size, and despite losing the Spirit Week competition (sorry, guys), this class shines in many other, and 
perhaps more vital, ways. 

They've shown leadership this year not just in student government, though that group is saturated with 
great leaders. Sophomore Jessica Gilman says, "I think we have some good people on SGA. They're good 
eaders and good people who are willing to sit down and talk to you." They have led in PCI. Jordan Koskamp 
jegan an Evangelism ministry this year, leading students into the community to share the gospel. Ben Cunning- 
lam, another sophomore, is a leader of Act 2: Show Christ. Sophomore Phillip Kohler is one of the presidents 
Df the PALS ministry along with Senior Stephanie Fitzgerald, and also just started a Fencing club. 

Out of 60 orientation group leaders, 28 were sophomores this year. Timmy Sunday leads worship in 
:hapel, and a few resident assistants are sophomores: Kim McKennett, Michael Schroeder, David Hasty, Matt 
Noel, Stephen Russell, and Ben Young. 



Sophomores have also found ways to serve and lead off campus. Laura Funke works in the nursery at 
Westminster Presbyterian in addition to investing ample time in her CLF group. Andrew Davis coaches a home- 
;chool soccer team twice a week. The list of outstanding sophomores goes on and on. 



8y Courtney Jergins 




1) Olivia Poole, Sophomore Vice President (who 
pulled off a fun and clever homecoming banquet) 
reads on the bench outside of Huston. 

2) Sophomore Trent Gay examines the color 
and consistency of his latest chemical reaction in 
Chemistry class. 

3) Christian Litwin performs a daring scientific ex- 
periement in a Chemistry class. 

4) Becky Claflin and Jordan Lawrence jam together 
in a worship session. 

5) Elizabeth Harris studies in the newly redecorated 
Lions Den for a New Testament Literature test. 

6) Sara Ward sits on the side of the road with some 
friends while waiting for their fiat tire to be repaired. 

7) Katie Newsome and Elizabeth Yates hold up 
their signs for their orientation groups. 

8) Ryan Smith plays with the controls before the 
7pm presentation of Emily White's and Emily Rick- 
etts' Disney show. 

9) Sophomores Ben Cunningham and Lindsey 
McKissik join forces with Dr. Hill forming a Ninja 
Chemist Trio on dress-like-a-ninja day. 

10) Sophomores Allison McLean and Joe Bushen 
perform outside of Mercer. 



Sophomores 



* 137 




Sophomores 

Eciecticoiijj Engaging 



Allyson Adams 

Bryan Alfano 

Amy Barham 

Lisa Barker 

Caleb Beasley 

Joy Berner 



Jeremy Blaschke 

Emily Bock 

Joshua Bogle 

Caitlyn Boronow 

Zachaiy Boive 

Casey Bryant 



Zachary Buffington 

Joseph Bushen 

Haimalr Camp 

Carolyn Candland 

Cody Christopher 

Rebecca Claflin 



Gabrielle Claxton 

Brooke Corbett 

Allison Cropp 

amgham 

ColtoH^avie 

Andrew 





Jien Dei 
Ga 

nbpR'hols 

^^RrvrsEldridge 

Daniel Estes 

Ashley Felker 




136* 



PEOPLE 




Laura Funke 
R\an Gamier 
John Gay 
Molly Gehring 
Lucas General 
Jessica Gilman 



Erin Grayson 
Jennifer Grove 
Amanda Hale 
Gayle Hall 
Elizabeth Harris 
David Hastv 



Taryn Haught 
Brandy Headlee 
Kyla Hill 
William Hill 
Allan Jolmson 
Donald Johnson 



Phillip Jolinston 
Joseph Jones 
Mildred Jones 
Christopher Kloc 
Phillip Kohler 
Jordan Koskamp 



Cameron Lane 
Emily Lantzer 
Headier Laskin 
Gregory Lavo 
Jordan Lawrence 
Hannah Lee 



Rachel Lemonds 
Joseph Lloyd 
Melissa Longoria 
Amanda Louallen 
Justin Mackay 
Natlianael Madden 



Mark Maddox 
Joseph Mai 
Joshua Maubach 
Joseph Maughon 
Kayley McCloskey 
Joshua McGowan 



Sophomores ft 139 




The Definition of a Sophomore 





he sophomore year is 
guably the most awkward of 
college years: you're not new any 
more, but you're not an upperclassman anymore 
either . . . sophomore year can be a bit of a vacuum. But it doesn't have to be. 
Being a sophomore means comfortably stepping back into friendships, like slipping 
Into diose old shoes your roommate always steals, as well as feeling die holes left by friends who didn't 
return. It means being brave enough to actually slide down the water slide at the SGA carnival during orienta- 
don weekend. It means (hopefully) no more gen. ed. classes. It means accidentally saving "last year" when 
referring to your senior year of high school. It means knowing a little more who you are— even if you have 
switched your major four times already. 

It means finally being able to don the OGL tee-shirt. It means actually knowing the alma mater— and 
ictually knowing your homecoming banquet date. It means still red zoning, but being able to laugh about it. It 
means trying to go to bed on time, because you know going to bed at diree every morning leaves you loopy. 
It means still calling Robinson "Nortii" and being surprised when you see people in the Lion's Den. It means 
ealizing that college is already almost over, and pouring into people, service, and classes. 

It also means realizing tiiat people are more important and more lasting tiian homework, and tiiat some- 
imes your best isn't the best (and being okay with that). It means that we are still at the beginning of our jour- 
iey, but we're beginning to see a little more clearly. 





1) Sophomore Jess Giiman spends time hiking in Pocket 
Wilderness, a favorite hangout of students. 

2) During a Spring Break worldview trip to Pennsylvania, 
sophomores Hannah Lee, Joy Berner, and Ashley Felker 
gather with the hosts' chihuahua, Cuddies, for a picture. 

3) Sophomore Ben Cunningham listens to friends' 
conversation in Taco Bell. 

4) Sophomore Becky Claflin embodies Lion Pride at a 
soccer game. 

5) Sophomores Elizabeth Yates, Katie Newsome, Devon 
Spacek, Molly Gehring, Millie Jones, Lindsey McKissick, and 
Audrey Ann Sanders celebrate Easter by having an Easter 
egg hunt at one of the girls' houses. 

6) For the Pumpkin carving contest during Arnold's Pumpkin 
Harvest Party, sophomore John Wang carved the likeness of 
Bryan President Dr. Steve Livesay in the winning pumpkin. 

7) Sophomore Joseph Maughon attends the Bryan Film 
Festival at the Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga, TN. 

8) In between watching Broadway shows, Allison McLean 
and Cameron Lane pause a moment in front of a Catholic 
cathedral during their Musical Theatre class trip to NYC. 

9) Relaxing on the floor of a dorm lounge, sophomores 
Dwight Sell and Audrey Ann Sanders play a game of cards. 

10) Sophomores Hannah Camp, Lizy Peters, Lindsey Wolfe, 
Summer Nielson, Hannah Hamrick, and Hannah Suites 
dress up for the "Where's Waldo?" contest that Huston 
sponsored as a way for freshmen to be introduced to older 
students. ■ ... 

Sophomores H] rrl 




Sophomores 

the foiftfajf few 



Garrett Mclntyre 

Kimberly McKennett 

Lindsay McKissick 

Allison McLean 

Philip Meznar 

Paul MiddlekaufT 



Stacey Miller 

John Moore 

Meredidi Moore 

Jeremiah Nasiatka 

Kadiryn Newsome 

Matdiew Noel 



Megan O'Rourke 
Reggie Parks 
Bailey Payne 
Rebecca Perelman 
Kassie Perritt 
Angela Peny 



Stepheny Petitte 

Daniel Pinckney 

Sarali Poe 

Uyia Pool 

Laura^kKkett 

Lydia 1 





.Stephen Kussell 

Audrey S;il|(!( Is 

Luke Schaefler 
Michael Schroeder 




142 dfa 



PEOPLE 




Dwight Sell 
William Sergent 
Paul Shearer 
Lamarr Shorts 
Lauren Simpson 
Pamela Simpson 



Andrew Slikker 
Amber Smith 
Erica Smith 
Ryan Smith 
Devon Spacek 
Hannah Suits 



Timothy Sunday 
Peter Sweeny 
Ross Tomazin 
Allyson Underwood 
Christopher Utley 
Brittany Walker 



Sara Ward 
Mark Welch 
Elisabeth Williams 
Lindsey Wolfe 
Taylor Woods 
Elizabedi Yates 



Sophomores ft 143 




Red Zcmrici: 



Freshmen learn cafeteria techniques 





I 



m 



just going 
to stand 
here and pretend 
to talk to you while I look for a seat, 
okay?" said freshman Mavelyn Cedeno, sidling up to 
a table of acquaintances in die cafeteria. She refuses to be lost in die "red 
zone," diat infamous space in front of die cafeteria doorway where we stare wide-eyed into the 
[ast sea of dining sUidents and snuggle vainly to locate our group of friends. 

But die concept of die "red zone" has broadened; what takes place in die red zone is now known by the 
lerb "to red-zone" and can occur anywhere in die cafeteria. Mavelyn' s strategy, diough less obvious dian die 
Ejginal form, is acmallv still "red-zoning." Freshman Tori Stewart practices pre -red-zoning by beginning die 
joint as soon as she scans her card. Sometimes she carries her tray to die middle of the cafeteria, and scans die 
ibles from tiiere until she finds her friends. This camouflages her temporary perplexity. 

Juniors and seniors don't have the same aversion to red-zoning. When asked about her strategy', Dani- 
lle Mitchell said, "Actually, I just don't think much about red-zoning anymore. It's not as big of a deal as I 
lought it was in my first year at Bryan." Another senior, Michael Boling has eliminated die awkward search 



L v Courtney Tergins 




1) Jey Steele flips his skateboard displaying his mad 
board skills. 

2) Joey Bruno strikes a male model pose with his 
friend, Mr. Mannequin. 

3) Alison Young wrestles with a long chunk of ice and 
appears to be losing. 

4) Ashley Maye adjusts the tie on her exquisite tie 
dye dress. 

5) Jordan Richardson Lauren Hess, Joshua Davis, 
Charlee Marshall, and Erin Anthony pose together 
after the Film Festival at the Tivoli. 

6) Suave and full of charm, Jeff Gudim and Micah 
Price pose in all their studliness. 

7) Ben Ferrante hangs out with friends at lunch time 
in the cafeteria. 

8) Seth Flores, ever full of mischief, sports a spiffy 
bandanna complimenting his tie. 

9) Displaying their Bryan Lion pride, Britney Weber, 
Drew Fendrich, Jenifer Manzo wear the school 
colors. 

10) Andrew McPeak stands awkwardly in the Red 
Zone while searching for a seat in the cafeteria. 



Freshmen 



*145 




freshmen 

ex/ibe/tance and entluuiaArn 




Andrew Abercrombie 
Matthew Albin 
Hannah Alien 
Kirsten Amling 
Elijah Ammen 
Soraya Andalib 
William Anderson 



Benjamin Andrews 

Ricky Angelicola 

Erin Anthony 

Kendall Armstrong 

Elise Bacon 

Nathan Bailey 

Chase Baker 



Zachery Barnes 

Julie BameU 

Derek Batt 

Elizabedi Beard 

Elizabeth Benscoter 

Whitney Boggs 

Bryan Boling 



Ona Booker 

Tyler Boyd 

jary Bradshaw 

mily Britton 

Hhca Brooks 

^^Brown 

ephH 




Joseph Biiun 



larles Byers 
Rachel Carr 
Chelsey Carson 
Mavelyn Cedeno 
Michael Chase 
Tyler Cheek 
Cynthia Cobb 




146* 



PEOPLE 




Da\id Collins 
Melissa Comeaux 
Carrie Cook 
Lauren Copeland 
Joseph Courtright 
Gregory Creswell 
Emilv Crisl 



Savannah Crowder 
Jared Cummings 
Lucas Da Sil\"a 
Jonadian Da\is 
Joshua Da\is 
Alisha Deal 
Mattliew Dee 



Jauette Delozier 
Craig Demand 
KaduT.ii Derhodes 
Olivia Downey 
Sedi Dukes 
Lauren Edgerton 
Amanda Elswick 



Daniel Eshbach 
Jessica Etress 
Danielle E\"ans 
Andrew Fendrich 
Benjamin Ferrante 
Kristen Ferrante 
Chad Fields 



William Flores 
Cluistopher Franca 
Lauren Fretz 
Caidyn Fuller 
Constance Fullington 
Erika Gabel 
Jacobo Gallardo 



Glenna Gibbs 
Da\id Green 
Jessica Gross 
Jeffrey Gudini 
Steven Gunter 
.\nna Haley 
Hunter Hall 



Rob Hargraves 
Bryson Harper 
Jon Harper 
Oscar Harris 
Jennifer Harvey 
Caleb Haynes 
Jandi Heagen 



Sophomores ft 147 




freshmen 

mobim] wwe* and b^cngmg changes 




Jonathan Hedgepeth 

Natalie Henry 

Lauren Hess 

Rachel Hewitt 

Melanie Hill 

Robert Hill 

Tanner Hixson 



Michael Hogsett 

Zachary Horat 

Anna Hull 

Jason Hundley 

Emily Hurlbut 

Andrew Johnson 

Elizabeth Johnson 



Evan Johnson 
Margaret Jollay 
Heather Jones 
Codi Jourdan 
Brandon Justice 
Thomas Katz 
Marissa Keen 



Aaron Kendall 

Peter Kennard 

Ryan Keylon 

acob Kilgore 

Kirkwood 

oy Koan 

Kaidynn Kopcski 




'essa Kieul 
Karolina Lahdeaho 
Chelsea Lenau 
Jennifer Like 
Tommy Lobach 
Ruben Love 
Danielle Lovins 




145* 



PEOPLE 




Deborah Lowery 
Sarah Lyons 
Andrew Magnussen 
Justin Malloy 
Jenifer Manzo 
Charlee Marshall 
Nicholas Martin 



Ashley Maye 
Jenn McCue 
Nathan McGahey 

Natalie McGehee 
Bryce McGuire 
Emily McKeehan 
Anna Grace McNamee 



Andrew McPeak 
Maribeth Moe 

Rebecca Morris 
Tracy Morris 
Justin Morton 
Brian Mullennix 
Jell Nelson 



Daniel Newton 
Richard Newton 
Kara Nissley 
Drew Nunnelly 
Daniel O'Kane 
Rebecca Orsbon 
Ashley Pannullo 



Chelsea Parham 
Dani Park 
Laura Pearce 
Adam Pelli ey 
Christian Pendergrass 
Sarah Perrin 
Steven Pern' 



Melissa Peters 
Kristen Phelps 
Blake Phillips 
Jordan Pilgrim 
Megan Pinkleton 
Cami Plaisted 
Adam Polston 



Amelia Pool 
Daniel Preston 
Amanda Price 
Micali Price 
Holli Prueitt 
Julia Pugh 
Aslilev Rabuni 



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rreshmen 



commitment and imolwt&iit 




Bryce Randall 

Deiyk Rankin 

Diana Rice 

Robert Richardson 

[Catherine Rickert 

Jarrad Robin 

Kesse Robinson 



Shelby Robinson 

John Rogers 

Nathaniel Rogers 

Stacy Roycraft 

Anna Rustebakke 

Bryan Saylor 

Zachary Scalf 



Andrew Schaale 

Alicia Schulze 

Kelly Shannon 

Stefanie Shields 

Laura Shreve 

Karissa Simmons 

Colb\' Smith 



Justin Smidi 

Leali Smidi 

Smidi 

.achel Smidi 

Smidi 

mydie 

lolid 




ecca Sours 
Jessica Soudiem 
Prince Steele 
Tara Stewart 
Victoria Stewart 
Allison Sdmniel 
Hailey Swearingen 




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PEOPLE 




Brian Thomas 
Rachelle Thomas 
Luke Thompson 
Aaron Tullberg 
Ryan Tyser 
Elizabeth Van Erem 
Kvle Van Gorkom 



Ramona Yillarreal 
Marilyn Vordenbaum 
Wendy York 

Nicole Walker 
Blimey Weber 
Dinah Webster 
Jonathan Welsh 



Amy Whisman 
Bryan Whitmore 
Johanna Wilkening 
Katie Wilkens 
Nickolas Williams 
Victoria Wilson 
Elizabeth Wimberly 



Tyler Winstead 
Justin Winters 
Tori Wisthoff 
Alaina Woodall 
Graliam Wright 
Paula Yacoubian 
Kayla Yancev 



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Freshmen make easy transition 





ne 
of the 
things that sur- 
prised me the most when I came 
to college was the ease of the transition. 

College had always been built up in my mind to be this huge life -changing ordeal that no 
matter how many books you read or how much you prepare, you will not be ready for it. The first 
couple weeks just felt like camp ~ making several new friends and not having my parents around. After 
that, everything went by so quickly that I never had time to be homesick or wish I was back in high 
school. 



I have made a handful of good friends who I can't wait to continue being friends with for quite some 
time and have had wonderful professors who have taught me so much. One thing that made the tran- 
sition to college a little bit easier was also just knowing that I am in the same situation as most other 
freshmen. They also have left their homes to come to a place where they know very few, if any, people, 
and are embarking on a journey that will hopefully grow them not only mentally, but also spiritually as 
well. 



by Britney Weber 




1 ) Evan Johnson, freshman class president, 
maximizing his time, enjoys the sunshine, listens 
to his tunes and works on assignments all at the 
same time. 

2) Jason Hundley, man of many talents, can also 
fly. 

3) Faith Wagner incredulously tastes her tea at a 
Bryan banquet. 

4) .members of fledgling Cross Country team 
post amazing record at national meet: third place. 

5) Kami Plaisted kidnaps Jannette Delozier from 
North lounge. 

6) Emily McKeehan weilds her horn while shout- 
ing at the Covenant soccer game. 

7) John Juarwel enjoys some french fries on his 
first visit ever to McDonald's. 

8) Jamming on his guitar, Johnny Rogers from 
the freshman talent show. 

9) Hugging a tree, Alicia Schulze enjoys the 
spring weather. 

10) Rob Hargraves belts out "Time to Say 
Goodbye" in the freshman talent show after some 
technical sound difficulties. 



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ivti ititi 



"It's not important what I do; what's impor- 
tant is that I'm willing to do what God 
wants done. I think that wherever he places 
you; you should strive to make it the very 
best, and that's what I want for Bryan." 

-Dr. Stephen Livesay 



Dr. Robert Andrews 
Dean of Adult Studies 

Vance Berger 
Vice President for Finance 

Dr. Peter Held 
Vice President for Student Life 



Dr. Stephen Livesay 
President 



Tim Hostetler 
Vice President for Operations 

Laura Kauffman 

Assistant Vice President for 

Academics 

Dr. Cal White 
Academic Vice President 





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Faculty 





Dr. Stephen Barnett 
Mr. Bernard Belisle 
Dr. Paul Boling 
Dr. Stephen Bradshaw 



Dr. Jeffrey Bruehl 
Mr. John Carpenter 
Mr. Chris Clark 
Mr. Stewart Corlew 



Dr. Carl Davis 
Miss Pamela Davis 
Dr. Steven DeGeorge 
Mr. Rick Famey 



Dr. Marcia Froemke 
Dr. Max Garrman 
Mr. William Harle 
Ms. Stephanie Hartz 



Dr. Martin Hartzell 

Dr. Brian Hill 

Dr. Randall Hollingsworth 

Dr. Mary Beth Impson 



FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION 



*155 



faculty 



Dr. Scott Jones 

Dr. Wendell Jones 

Dr. Ruth Kantzer 

Mrs. Kimberly Keck 



Dr. Douglas Kennard 

Dr. Dana Kennedy 

Dr. William Ketchersid 

Dr. Donald Knudsen 



Dr. William Lay 

Dr. Raymond Legg 

Dr. Phillip Lestmann 

Dr. David Luther 



Dr. Sigrid Luther 

Mr. Matthew Marcus 

Dr. Jeffrey Myers 

Dr. Herbert Page 



Mr. Michael Palmer 

Ms. Michele Pascucci 

Dr. Ronald Petitte 

Dr. Thomas Randle 



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Mr. Earl Reed 
Dr. Travis Ricketts 
Ms. Christy Rodenbeck 
Dr. Clark Rose 



Mr. Danny Ruehling 
Dr. Roger Sanders 
Mr. Matthew Schock 
Ms. Amanda Sherrin 



Dr. Robert Simpson 
Dr. Jack Traylor 
Dr. Kenneth Turner 
Dr. Charles Van Eaton 



Dr. Melvin Wilhoit 
Dr. Todd Wood 
Mrs. Rebecca Young 
Dr. Sanford Zensen 



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Miss Amanda Allquist 

Ms. Kristina Anderson 

Mr. Jonathan Bacon 

Mr. James Barth 



Mr. Jamy Bechler 

Mrs. Tabitha Bechler 

Mrs. Donna Belisle 

Mr. Dean Bell 



Mr. Matthew Benson 

Miss Michelle Brenner 

Mrs. Tracey Bridwell 

Miss Barbara Brock 



Mrs. Diana Buttram 

Mrs. Valerie Castlen 

Mr. Gary Cheon 

Mrs. Jody Cheon 



Mrs. Tiffany Christian 

Mrs. Lorrie Corlew 

Dr. Richard Cornelius 

Mr. Adam Crownoble 




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Ms. Wanda Davey 
Mr. Robert Davis 
Mr. Thomas Davis 
Mr. Herman Downey 



Mrs. Leta Dyer 
Mrs. Marlene Fouts 
Mr. Andrew Friedrich 
Dr. Kenneth Froemke 



Ms. Mvra Goza 
Mrs. Alice Gray 
Mr. Stefon Gray 
Ms. Janis Green 



Mrs. Carla Harle 
Mr. Jonathan Hasty 
Mr. Luke Hathaway 
Mr. Michael Hathaway 



Ms. Rita Havman 
Mr. Christopher Henderson 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hixson 
Mr. Joe} - Johnson 



STAFF 



*159 



Mrs. Lavonne Johnson 

Mr. Jeremy Kauffman 

Mr. Stephen Keck 

Mrs. Teresa King 



Mrs. Patricia Kinney 

Mr. James Kinser 

Mrs. Sandra Leary 

Mrs. Margaret Legg 



Mrs. Darlene Lestmann 

Mrs. Corinne Livesay 

Ms. Stephanie Mace 

Mr. Gary Marzello 



Mrs. Amy Masengale 

Mr. Ronald Masengale 

Mr. Benny Joe McCoy 

Mr. Dermis Miller 



Mr. Bruce Morgan 

Mr. David Morgan 

Mrs. Jerri Morgan 

Dr. Elizabeth Moseley 




160db PEOPLE 




Mr. Benjamin Norquist 
Jason Oestreicher 
Mrs. Judith Olsen 
Mrs. Sharron Padgett 



Mrs. Keri-Lynn Paulson 
Mr. Stephen Paulson 
Mrs. Janice Pendergrass 
Mrs. Janet Piatt 



Mrs. Patty Rains 
Mrs. Karen Randen 
Mr. Donald Rekoske 
Mrs. Polly Revis 



Mrs. Paulakay Ricketts 
Mrs. Connie Sanders 
Mr. Michael Sapienza 
Mr. John Sauve 



Mr. Leo Sayles 
Mr. Kenneth Schock 
Mrs. Theresa Schock 
Mr. Douglas Schott 



STAFF 



*161 



Staff 



Mr. Steven Sharpe 

Mr. Donald Shaver 

Mrs. Judy Shetter 

Mr. Timothy Shetter 



Mrs. Brenda Sims 

Mr. Edward Stobart 

Mrs. Yvonne Stobart 

Mr. Rodney Stoker 



Mr. James Sullivan 

Mr. Ricky Taphorn 

Mrs. Roanna Taphorn 

Mrs. Elizabeth Tart 



Mrs. Karin Tray lor 

Mr. David Tromanhauser 

Mrs. Tami Tullberg 

Mrs. Elizabeth Turner 



Ms. Kimberle Tuttle 

Mr. William Wade 

Mr. Benjamin Williams 

Mr. Matthew Williams 




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Mr. Herman Wolter 
Mrs. Brenda Wooten 
Mrs. Sharon Zensen 



Not Pictured: 


Rachel Hathaway 
i Administrative Assistant 


Mrs. Claudia Sapienza 
Instructor in Exercise 


to the Director of Athletics 


& Health Science 


David Helzel 


Amanda Shelton 


Physical Plant Service 
Technician 


Counselor 




Mr. Scott Smith 


Anita Hostetler 
Adjunct Instructor 


Instructor in Linguistics 
Missionary in Residence 


Joel Johnson 

Head Baseball Coach 


Mrs. Jennifer Travis 
Secretary to Education Depart- 




ment 


Patrick Mugridge 
Service Supervisor 

Hosea Richie 


John Wells 
Instructor in Physics 


1 Chef 





Staff 



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h&yona 

hr. 



Even though bridges failed in China and in Guinea, 
killing 64 and 70 people, respectively, the disaster that 
really grabbed our attention was the collapse of the 
1-35 bridge in Minneapolis in Aug. 1, where the death 
toll reached only 9. Americans were aghast that our 
structures could crumble because of our own imperfect 
designings, thus proving that nothing is failsafe. "Obvi- 
ously, this is a catastrophe of historic proportions," said 
Minnesota Goversor Tim Pawlenty. 



When Don Imus used a racial slur 
against a female college basketball team 
on April 4, addressing them as "nappy- 
headed hos," it was clear he crossed the 
line. What's unclear is, where is the line, 
and who can cross it? 




1 . Everyone took notice of the American 
Southeast drought in 2007. Georgia and 
several neighboring states suffered their 
worst dry spell in recorded history. At 
one point, Atlanta had just three months 
of water left, and legal fights between Florida, Georgia and 
Alabama ensued over the declining water supply. 

2. When Doubleday released Mother Teresa's private let- 
ters in August, we discovered that she could not sense her 
beloved God for most of her half-century. 

3. What Would Jesus Drive? The evangelical earth-steward 

lovement has been a warming topic this year, with 
Is parading more and more around causes such 
ion, torture, Africa and domestic poverty. 



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The most promising theory behind colony-col- 
lapse disorder is that a virus is responsible for 
wiping out perhaps as much as a quarter of the 
commercial U.S. honey bee population. These 
bees are responsible for pollinating such crops 
as apples, peaches and soybeans. However, 
many in the scientific community think other 
parasites or pesticides may be to blame. 



This was a banner year for stem- 
cell research, as stem cells were 
discovered to exist in amniotic fluid. 
Researchers believe that amniotic 
fluid, derived stem cells, AFS for 
short, have the potential to give rise 
to many, but perhaps not all, of the 
220 specialized cell types found in 
the human body, making them both 
useful and bountiful. 



The Writers Guild of America 
went on strike from Nov. 5, 2007 
to Feb. 12, 2008, where more than 
12,000 writers joined the strike. 
Several key issues of conten- 
tion included DVD residuals, 
union jurisdiction over animation 
and reality program writers and 
compensation for "new media." 
"I'm no accountant, but instead of 
us getting 4 cents for a $20 dollar 
DVD, how about we get $20 for a 
4-cent DVD?" said Ginajohnfrido 
from "Law & Order." 




1 . From Oct. 20 to Nov. 6, intense fires ravaged 
Southern California, burning hundreds of square 
miles. The worst occurred in San Diego County, kill- 
ing 10 people and forcing at least half a million more 
from their homes. 

2. Fidel Castro, who served as Cuba's 22nd presi- 
dent from Jan. 1959 until Feb. 2008, transferred his 



review 




responsibilities to his younger brother, Raul Castro. Having 
led the transformation of Cuba into a one-party socialist 
republic during his career, Castro remains First Secretary of 
the Communist Party. 

3. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama have 
fought each other for the Democratic presidential nomination. 
While Clinton has a strong background in politics and began 
the race with excellent name recognition across America, 
Obama has shown himself to be a formidable opponent, 
having captured the majority of the popular vote during the 
primaries and caucuses. 

A Year in Review 4 165 




Paul Laskowske: born in Palu, 
Indonesia; played, learned and 
grew up first in Sulawesi, Indo- 
nesia, then in Davao City, Philip- 
pines with significant times in the 
U.S. as well. He graduated from 
Mindanao International Christian 
Academy in Davao, then came to Bryan College. 
Paul, you've been blessed at Bryan. From the start, 
you embraced life and relationships there. You 
learned to speak Tennesseean. You grew in knowl- 
edge and critical thinking. You grew in delighting in 
the Lord God. We believe he delights in you, Paul. 
You did well, and persevered when we were over- 
seas and not around to assist you in some critical 
ways. We believe that God has brought glory to 
himself through these four years at Bryan and we 
thank and praise him together with you. We love 
you, Paul, and celebrate this awesome milestone of 
graduation. Hurray! 





Melody, our precious baby girl, now a 

beautiful young woman. . . 

Generous, fun-loving, and always ready 

with a hug. .. 

What joy and laughter you have brought 

into our lives. 

We place you in Our Lord's hands; seek Hirr 

first always. 

We love you will all of our hearts. 

Mom and Dad 



So many prayers . . . 
So many dreams to get 

to this moment . . . 
While you go change the world. 
Up in the stands cheering 

you on and 
Singing this song — 
A song the very God who 

made you 
Has been singing all along. 
I believe in you . . . 
So spread your wings and fly 
On the winds of knowing I 
Will always believe in you. 

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Psalm 86:1 1 

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and I will walk in Your truth; 
give me an undivided heart, 
that I may fear Your name." 




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Dear Leah: 

It's hard to believe our little Punky 
has grown up and is graduating from 
college and headed for graduate school. 
Your four years at Bryan College have 
passed so quickly. We thank the Lord for 
watching over and protecting you when 
you were so very far away from home. 
We praise the Lord for your Bryan family, 
who cared for you as well. 

You have learned so many things, 
made so many friends and accomplished 
great things these four years. May the 
Lord bless you as you continue to pursue 
your Master's Degree and coach Women's 
Volleyball. 

Keep the Lord first in your life. 
Seek Him always! We're very proud of 
you! 

Love, 

Dad and Mom 




"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in 
all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will 
make your paths straight." 







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Katie, 

Your mother and I are very proud of you! You have grown 
much personally and accomplished a lot in the past 4 
years. We've seen you transformed from that young girl 
who, in heading from her dorm to Rudd Chapel for orienta- 
tion, wouldn't turn around to look at her family one more 
time, to a young woman with many friends at Bryan and a 
lifetime of memories. 

"May the Lord bless you and keep you" as you navigate 
through life with God at the helm; "may the Lord shine His 
face upon you" as you begin a new life after college; "and 
give you peace forever" as you continue to trust in Jesus 
as Lord of your life, 

Congratulations— you go girl! 
Love, 
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ungodly; nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in 

the seat of the scornful. 
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(Dearest 'Jil&an, 

'You were dedicated to the Lord Before you were ever conceived. JLs you grew in stature you also 

grew in 'Him. lime flew by as you ■progressed from kindergarten to high school and before we knew 

it the time for college was upon us. JLs we sought the Lord about (Bryan the Lord gave us (Psalm 

1:3 "He will be Eke a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yield's its fruit in its season 

Jlnd.-its leaf does not wither, Jhidin whatever he does, he prospers. " and (Psalm 4:3 "(But know that 

the LOpD has set apart the godly man for Himself; 'The LOP<p hears when I call to Him. " 

Now you are more prepared for His purposes. He has used these 4 years to plant you by His stream 

and you will never thirst as you have learned how to drink^deeply. 'You must now go forward, as 

the season is now uponyou. <Even now you are bearing fruit. It is our prayer that you wiUbe 
willing to be used wherever the Lord plants you. He has matured you into a beautiful woman from 
the inside out. He has also gifted you in many areas. i4'e trustyou wiUbe a good steward of those 
gifts. 'We continue to trust Htm withy our care and provision. 'You are a ■well-trained Soldier of 
the Cross and we will continue to bathe you in prayer each day. 'Thankjou for diligence to the task^ 
at hand. Congratulations on keeping your (Presidential Scholarship throughout the duration'. 'Well 
done! Now, don't forget to go fishing with (Dad often, and make lots of cakes with Mom. 

M our love, 
Dad & 'Mom -: ' 




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Wow - Bekah, 

What a transformation you have experi- 
enced at Bryan College! From shock at 
the tuition Bill and curriculum demanded 
of you to a serenity and composure as 
vou have experienced the Lord at work 
in your life in manv unexpected ways. 
We have always been proud of you Bek. 
But to that pride has been added the joy 
of seeing you grow even" semester. 

Growing in your appreciation of Who 
the Lord is and what He expects from 
you. Growing in your experience as your 
gifts have been unveiled and honed with 
the rigors of college life - both academi- 
cally and socially and spiritually. 



Growing as vou move into yet 
another phase of a life that promises 
°reat glory for God and much joy 
For you and your family who wait 
expectandv to see what God has 
next for vou. 

At the top of vour wonderful array 
of gifts is your love for people 
and the joy vou derive from being 
involved in their lives. You care a 
great deal about others and in that 
aspect you mirror the Lord Jesus. 

But happilv. vou have surprised us 
too as vou' have developed into a 
gifted vocalist, able to communicate 
with and inspire others who listen 
and who. in turn, glorify God for all 
His good gifts. 

"What a package: love of God, love 
of life, love ofpeople, and love of 
music! Now all that remains is to 
keep vour eves on God at all times, 
Bek. He bought vou with a price 
and vou belong to Him. May vou 
find vourself always bv His side as 
you journev fonvard. May you find 
the fulfillm ent of all vour 'dreams as 
you keep in step with Him. 

We love vou. 

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Isaiah 40:31 

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on 

wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. 



You can 
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Mom, Dad, Ryan and Tyler 



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Psalm 119:54 
"Your decrees are the 
theme of my song 
wherever I lodge." 

Ryan, we love you and 

are so proud of you! 

Love, 

Mom, Dad, and Alex 



Congratulations, 

Jason 

We love you, 

Mom 

Ps. 89:8 

(Dad's favorite 

verse) 




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Alfano, Bryan 86 

Akins, Amber 172 

Allen, Hannah 112, 113 

Allquist, Amanda 88, 89, 135 

Amling, Kirsten 28, 68, 70, 71, 129 

Ammen, Elijah 13, 68 

Ammen, Faith 64, 68, 73, 80, 135 

Anderson, William 28, 129 

Andrews, Benjamin 39 

Andrews, Bob 41 

Angelicola, Ricky 86, 114, 115 

Anthony, Erin 145 

Armstrong, Conner 45, 64, 65, 77, 81 

Armstrong, Kendall 6, 80, 129 

B 

Bacon, Elise 66, 67 

Baker, Ashley 20, 70, 71 

Baker, Chase 101 

Baker, Mark 20, 69, 71 

Barham, Amy 8, 55, 126, 184 

Barham, Katherine 55, 98, 127 

Barnett, Jonathan 68, 69 

Bamett, Julie 93 

Barnwell, Mark 103 

Barrick, Erin 6 

Barton, Kelly 98 

Barton, Laura 49, 68, 69, 85 

Batt, Derek 101 

Bean, Ke Ke 98, 99 

Beasley, Caleb 68, 71, 91 

Bechler, Jamy 22, 1 1 1 

Beisner, David 43, 66, 123 

Belisle, Bernard 40 

Benford.Jasmean 98 

Benscoter, Elizabeth 92 

Berner, Joy 42, 62, 64, 141, 184 

Bleikamp, Michelle 46, 123 

Boggs, Whitney , 6 

Bogle, Joshua 51, 107 

Boling, Bryan 27, 89, 109 

Boling, Michael 8, 25, 72, 73, 127, 145 

Booker, Luke 90 

Boronow, Caitlyn 87 

Bosarge, Daniel , 16, 103 

Bowe, Zachary 103,105 

Bowers, Jason 27, 70 

Boyd, Tyler 7, 101 

Bradley, Joshua 113 

Bradshaw, Stacey 7, 60, 61 

Bradshaw, Stephen 7 

Bradshaw, Zach 7 

Branson, Andra 32, 73, 99, 101, 103, 105, 

107, 109, 116, 117, 123 

Brenner, Michelle Ill, 118 

Brown, Ian 114 

Brown, Jonathan 102, 103 

Brown, Melissa 43, 68, 88 

Brown, Rhea 93,98 

Bruno, Joseph 145 

Bryant, Samantha 63, 114 

BufBngton, Zachary 112 

Bullis, Ashley 28, 30, 50, 52, 123 

Bundy, Cassie Marie 15, 16, 17, 64, 65, 

88, 89, 135 

Burnham, Courtney 177 

Bushen, Joseph 137 



c 

Cain, Crystal 85 

Caims, Benjamin 32, 64, 65, 69 

Camp, Hannah 141 

Candland, Carolyn 8, 54 

Carlile, Anne 7 

Carmichael, James 114 

Carpenter, John 40, 63 

Carr.Jillian 9, 31, 46, 57, 127, 174 

Carson, Chelsey 116, 117 

CarsweU, Kaylin 74, 98, 118 

Carver, Katie 90 

Cedeno, Mavelyn 15, 77, 93, 145 

Christian, Tiffany 92 

Christopher, Cody 101 

Clark, Chris 40,41 

Clauson, Mary 10, 47, 82, 83 

Claxton, Gabrielle 118 

Cochrane, Elisabeth 26, 28, 76, 77, 89, 135 

Cocks, Jennifer 16 

Coffman, Sarah 98, 127 

Cook, Carrie 88 

Cook, Corrine 82, 83, 86 

Copeland, Lauren 22, 98, 99 

Corbett, Brooke 98 

Courtright,Joe 75, 89, 114 

Courtright, Joshua 89, 114 

Courtright, Katrina 33, 70, 99, 101, 103, 

105, 107, 117, 173 

Cox, Timberly 33, 115, 127 

Crist, Emily 66 

Crutchfield, Matthew 11, 27 

Cruz, EUsa 129 

Cummings,Jared 89 

Cunningham, Allison...22, 32, 33, 49, 116, 117, 129 

Cunningham, Benjamin 13, 72, 82, 83, 

87, 137, 141 

I 

Davidson, Scott 114 

Davidson, Sloane 14 

Davie, Colton 24,27 

Davila, Eduardo 87 

Davis, Andrew 107, 137 

Davis, J.D 9, 102, 103 

Davis, Joshua 145 

Davis, Katie 98,99 

Davis, Thomas 101 

DeRhodes, Kathryn 117 

Deal, Alisha 116, 117 

Dee, Matthew 86, 1 14 

Demme, Joseph 26, 135 

Demond, Craig 100, 101 

Dillard, Jacob 101 

Doan, Ryan 33 

Dobler, Galyn 98 

Dobler, Melody 32, 33, 50, 127, 166 

Donato, Stephanie 30 

Dorn, Andrew 112 

Dougherty, Derek 27, 68 

Downey, Olivia 117 

Downing, Joanna 123, 176 

Dukes, Seth 13 

E 

Echols, Emily 63, 105 

Edgerton, Lauren 93, 118 

Etress, Jessica 74, 118, 119 




f 

Fabry, Jake 55 

Farmer, Jenny 82, 135 

Farrell, Jessica 33, 85 

Felker, Ashley 64, 141 

Fendrich, Caleb 27, 30, 32, 64 

Fendrich, Drew 7, 13, 145 

Ferrante, Ben 88, 145 

Findley, Melody 18, 19, 56, 63, 127, 177 

Fisher, Gabriel , 114 

Fitzgerald, Stephanie 137 

Flores, Seth 114, 145 

Franca, Chris 6 

Franklin, Josh 16, 33, 123 

Friesen, Michelle 9, 12, 16, 24, 28, 30, 31, 46, 

56, 62, 88, 89, 122, 123, 127, 135, 184 

Froemke, Kenneth 42, 43 

Fuller, Caitlyn Ill, 118 

Fullington, Connie 6 

Funke, Laura 10, 55, 137 

Furnanz, Timothy 33, 64, 65, 77 

G 

Galbreth, William 114 

Gallardo, Jacobo 86, 1 14 

Garcia, Andres 33, 86, 114 

Garrison, Katie 26, 93 

Gay, Tyler 26, 31, 32, 33, 68, 71, 74 

Gebel, Erika 28, 31, 68 

Gehring, David 12, 27, 32, 64, 68, 71, 127 

Gehring, Molly 6, 11, 61, 68, 69, 70, 71, 

108, 137, 141 

Gibbs, Glenna 7,66 

Gilman, Jessica 117, 137, 141 

Gleason, Hayley 30, 64, 65 

Glines, Andrew 51, 68, 70, 105 

Glines, Marc 27, 75, 100, 104, 105, 106, 184 

Goetz, Daniel 112, 113 

Goodman, Drew 41, 75, 88, 114, 123 

Gray, Ashley 98 

Gray, Phil 7, 19, 90, 115 

Green, David 12 

Gross, John 66, 127 

Gudimjeffrey 71, 107, 145 

Gutacker, Paul 9, 17, 35 

Guthrie, Diana 88, 123 

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Haley, Anna 98 

Hall, Hunter 112 

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Hamrick, Hannah 14, 141 

Hargraves, Rob 60, 153 

Harper, Bryson ,...112 

Harris, Elizabeth 137 

Harris, Timothy 86, 114 

Harvey, Jennifer 106 

Hasty, David 16, 64, 65, 108, 137 

Hathaway, Rachel 53 

Hayes, Andrew 107 

Haynes, Caleb 20 

Hays, Curt. 104, 114, 115 

Heffelmire, Erica 89, 135 

Henderson, Christopher 92 

Henderson, Jason 45, 103 

Hendrix, Allison 72, 73 

Henn, Ryan 103 

Hess, Lauren 145 

Hicks, Matthew 102, 103 

Hildebrandt, Eve 60 

Hill, Kyla 51,98 

Hill, Stephen 39 

Hill, William 64 

Hipp, Justin 27, 66 

Hodge, Brandon 27, 33, 67, 73, 105 

Hogsett, Michael 103 

Holby.Joy 41,55, 129 

Hollingsworth, Randall 34, 40 

Hollingsworth, Taylor.: 27, 28, 41, 104 

Holubz, Jackie 29, 32, 68, 70, 71 

Horat, Zach 7 

Hosteder, Lauren 50, 74, 89, 109, 117, 129 

Hundley, Jason 27, 29, 61, 66, 67, 68, 71, 153 

Hundley, Jessi 9, 11, 66, 123, 127, 170 

Hurlbut, Emily 117 

J 

Jackson, Elizabeth 72, 82, 129 

Jergins, Courtney 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 38, 44, 48, 59, 

62, 63,97,98, 113, 116, 121, 
135, 137, 145, 183, 184 

Johnson, Allan 61, 72, 73, 76, 77, 80, 106 

Johnson, Benjamin 19, 64, 68, 69, 88, 89, 135 

Johnson, DJ 70 

Johnson, Elena 81 

Johnson, Evan 13, 68, 71, 86, 153 

Johnson, Joey 114 

Johnston, Phillip 13, 24 

Jones, Joseph 71, 114, 115 

Jones, Joshua 71 

Jones, Mildred 44, 108, 141 

Jones, Scott 39 

Juarwel,John 20, 153 

Katz, Thomas 13 

Kauffm an, Jeremy 114 

Kaye, Haley 33 

Keef, Nicole 55, 85, 129 

Keen, Gabriel 103 

Keen, Marissa 118 

Kennard, Peter 88 

Kent, Michael 103 

Keylon, Ryan 103 

Kifle, Melkam 101, 111 

Kirkwood, David 6, 10, 61 

Kloc, Christopher 49, 86, 114, 115 

Koanjoy 72, 82 

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Kohler, Phillip 29, 43, 66, 75, 137 

Kolb, Jeremy 10 

Kopeski, Kaidynn 18, 63, 86, 87 

Korpi, Stephen 81, 104, 171 

Koskamp, Jordan 90, 137 

L 

Lane, Cameron 141 

Lange, Dallas 49 

Lantzer, Emily 56 

LaPlue, Jessie 16, 17, 66, 73, 135 

LaPlue, Lawrence 32, 76, 77 

Laskin, Heather ...10, 55 

Laskowske, Paul 32, 166 

Lawrence, Jordan 7, 137 

Lay, William 163 

Leach, Kirsten 10, 62, 184 

Lee, Hannah 64, 141 

Leggjosh 32,42 

Lemonds, Rachel 66, 82 

Lestmann, Kalani 89 

Linn, Robert 47 

Litwin, Christian 137 

Livesay, Stephen 8, 18, 34, 141, 154 

Loaiza, Guillermo 33 

Long, Jessica 61, 66, 73, 123 

Longoria, Melissa 21, 91 

Love, Ruben 47 

Lowery, Deborah 118 

Luther, David 43, 67 

Lyons, Sarah 118 

Lyde, Charles 100, 101 

Lyde, Michael 100, 101 

At 

Madden, Nathanael 11, 129 

Mangum, Elisabeth 46, 123 

Manzo, Jenifer 63, 93, 145 

Markette, Hannah 6, 93, 123, 127 

Markusson, Ashley 75, 135 

Marshall, Charlee 92, 93, 145 

Madock, Lindsay 68 

Matthews, Christopher 114 

Maubach, Joshua 49 

Maughon, Joseph 24, 141 

Maye, Ashley 145 

McCown, Nathan 86, 114, 115 

McCue.Jenn 116, 117 

McDaniel, Leanne 69, 123 

McEachron, Eric 16, 19, 26, 30, 57, 62, 

66, 76, 77 

McFadden, Laura 8, 24, 44, 123 

McGehee, Brittany 27, 30, 66, 68, 76, 80 

McGehee, Natalie 13, 43, 66 

McGuire, Bryce 57 

McDvaine, Susannah 91 

Mclntvre, Garrett 34, 51, 62, 63, 75, 184 



McKeehan, Emily 153 

McKennett, Kimberly 137 

McKissick, Lindsay 66, 68, 70, 141 

McKoy, Amy 64, 129 

McLean, Allison 28, 63, 112, 137, 141 

McPeak, Andrew 64, 91, 145 

Meberg, Kirsten 10, 15, 38, 40, 41, 62, 63, 72,- 

88,89, 114, 129, 141, 145, 184 

Meznar, Philip 68, 107 

Middlekauff, Paul 49 

Miller, John 66, 74 

Mitchell, Danielle 145 

Mobley, Zachary 112, 113 

Moe, Maribeth 13,81 

Mohler, Joseph 103 

Moorejeremy 60, 61, 66, 67, 72, 73, 85 

Moore.John 64, 68, 71, 129 

Moore, Lillian 77 

Moore, Meredith 20, 67, 92 

Morgan, Bruce 16, 99 

Morley, Adam 89, 109 

Morris, Becca 98 

Morris, Tracy 66 

Morton, Julie 34, 64, 65 

Morton, Justin 24, 105 

Mowery, Aaron 51 

Myers, Brett 26, 64 

Myers, Jeffrey 40 

Mvers, Michelle 63 

N 

Nachtwey, Kristen 93 

Nash, Corrie 7, 48, 49, 123, 127 

Nasiatka, Jeremiah 63, 68, 72, 92, 93, 111 

Neises, Laura 64, 68 

Newman, William 102, 103 

Newsome, Kathryn 14, 137, 141 

Newton, Daniel 21 

Newton, Scott 101 

Nielsen, Summer 13, 74, 116, 117 

Nissley, Kara 117 

Noel, Christen 48, 49, 116, 117 

Noel, Matthew 16, 137 

O 

Olson, Joanne 34, 68, 69 

Ortiz, Salena 43 

Ortiz Taucano, Diego 114, 115 

P 

Page, Lauren 14, 16, 17, 66 

Palmer, Michael 18, 40 

Parham, Chelsea 68, 70, 71, 117 

Park, Dani 13,71 

Park, David 32, 33, 107 

Parks, Jason 114 

Parks, Reggie 114, 115 

Patton, Kellie 1 12 

Payne, Bailey 74, 93, 112 

Pearce, Laura 83 

Pepper, Micah 66 

Perritt, Kassie 184 

Perry, Steven 114 

Peters, Jeremiah 103 

Peters, Melissa 76 

Petitte, Stepheny 118 

Phelps, Kristen.' 68, 70, 71, 76, 117 

Phillips, Blake 68,71 

Phillips, Jessica 14, 28 



Pielago, Carlos 91 

Pinckney, Daniel 114 

Pinkleton, Megan 112 

Plaisted, Cami 68,90 

Plush, Charles 76 

Poarch, Jason 38, 39, 104, 177 

Poe, Sarah 73 

Polston, Adam 103 

Pool, Olivia 68, 137 

Potts, Jeremy 103 

Pratt, Lauren 74, 1 18 

Preston, Daniel 103 

Price, Micah 145 

Puckett, Laura 7 

Pugh, Lydia 72, 73, 82, 83 

I 

Raburn, Ashley 98, 99 

Ragland, Bethel 14, 33, 66, 127 

Ragland, Caleb 103 

Randall, Brittany 103 

Ratzlaff, Paige 30, 68, 69, 123, 129 

Rawley, Kathryn 118 

Rebman, Danielle 42, 64, 65, 105 

Reitnauerjared 61, 72, 73, 107, 127 

Reneau, Michael 45, 63 

Renfroe, Robin 118 

Rice, Diana 90, 91, 103 

Ricketts, Emily 60, 72, 73, 129, 137 

Roberts, Abram 66, 67 

Robinson, Kesse 74 

Robinson, Shelby 99, 101, 103, 105, 107, 117 

Rodenbeck, Christy 50, 110 

Rodriguez, Brittany 68 

Rogers, John 25,74, 153 

Rogers, Nathaniel 107 

Rose, Chuck 32, 64, 65, 87 

Rosenbaum, Katie 8, 25, 53, 123, 127, 170 

Ross, Freya 14, 19, 53, 90, 91 

Roycraft, Stacy 114 

RusseU, Stephen 16, 114, 137 

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Samsel, Matthew 6, 31, 82, 83, 129 

Sayles, Leo 118 

Scalf, Zachary 74 

Schaale, Andrew 64 

Schaeffer, Luke 1 14 

ScheUer, Zachary 10, 27, 30, 68, 71, 89 

Schmidt, Sharalyn 43, 66 

Schoenhals, Liesl 10, 11, 55 

Schroeder, Michael 86, 137 

Schulze, Alicia 43, 66, 153 

Schwenke, Jeffrey 27, 74 

Scripka, Amy 63, 64 

Seeley, Dana 28, 91, 93 

Sell, Dwight 86, 141 

Sexton, Emilee 98 

Shanks, Paul 77, 1 14 

Shearer, Paul 13, 103, 109 

Sheppard, Tyrone 8 

Sherrin, Amanda 73, 90, 91 

Lamarr Shorts 101 

Shreve, Laura 118 

Silva, Manoel 86, 87, 114 

Simmons, Karissa 88 

Simon, Ryon 114 

Simpson, Lauren 14, 23, 112 

Simpson, Pamela 19, 71 



Slikker, Andrew 101 

Smith, Amber 98, 1 18 

Smith, Erica 116, 117 

Smith, Justin 109 

Smith, Megan 73 

Smith, Rachel 41,88 

Smith, Roy 43,66 

Smith, Ryan 8, 93, 137 

Smith, Scott 77 

Smith, Thomas 71 

Smythe, Sharon 91 

Southern, Jessica 98 

Spacek, Devon 108, 141 

Stafford, Sarah 70, 108, 135 

Stames, Brad 102, 103 

Steele, Jey 106, 145 

Stewart, Tara 90 

Stewart, Tori 42, 76, 145 

Stoker, Rodney 113 

Stokes, Will 103 

Storie, Joshua .13, 107, 129 

Stroup, Douglas 103 

Stuckey, Rachel 64,85 

Suits, Hannah 118 

Sunday, Timothy 67 

Swanson, Courtney 98, 99 



Taylor, Daniel 107 

Terry, Kyle 75, 100, 101 

Thomas, Brian 10 

Thurman, Kellie 98 

Tipton, Hillary 98,99 

Tooley, Rebekah 127, 175 

Traub, Ryan 66 

Triggerjoel 16, 64, 84, 85, 127 

Tullberg, Aaron 109 

Turner, Kenneth 38, 39 

Turtle, Christopher 12, 22, 30, 70, 89, 105, 107 

Turtle, Kimberle 41,93 

Tooley, Rebekah 127 

Traub, Ryan 66 

Triggerjoel 16, 64, 84, 85, 127 

Tullberg, Aaron 109 

Turner, Kenneth 38, 39 

Tuttle, Christopher 12, 22, 30, 70, 89, 105, 107 

Tutde, Kimberle 41,93 

Tyser, Ryan 24, 177 



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Wade, Stephanie 51, 64, 65, 129, 135 

Wade, William 83, 123 

Wagley, Kyle ...114, 115, 177 

Wagner, Faith 153 

Walker, Brittany 75, 77, 93 

Walker, Nicole 61 



Wangjohn 22, 104, 107, 141 

Ward, Sara 117, 137 

Watson, Jana 75, 105, 107, 117, 135 

Weber, Britney 77, 91, 145, 153 

Welch, Rachel 68, 69, 70, 76, 135 

Whisman, Amy 23 

White, Cal 34 

White, Emily 27, 61, 73, 89, 129, 137 

White, Leah 16, 118, 119, 169 

White, Samuel 90, 91 

Whitley, Ben 8, 55, 114 

Wiley, Evan 29, 66, 67, 68, 129 

Wilhoit,Mel 66 

Williams, Benjamin 64 

Williams, Elisabeth 64 

Williams, Matthew 16 

Williams, Zachary 127 

Wimberly, Elizabeth 117 

Windom, Heather 98 

Winstead, Tyler 101 

Winters, Justin 10, 24, 28, 61, 64, 83, 184 

Wise, Katrina 45, 60, 61, 66, 93, 127 

Wisthoff, Tori 66, 105, 118 

Wolfe, Lindsey 141 

Woodall, Alaina 13, 77, 93 

Woods, Lindsay 8 

Woods, Taylor 8,91 

Woody, Kimberly 68, 69, 71 



Yates, Elizabeth 137, 141 

Yates, Rob 44, 60, 61, 73, 109 

Yontz, Ryan 22, 39, 68, 104 

Young, Alison 118, 145 

Young, Benjamin 102, 103, 137 

Young, Joshua 76, 77 



Zensen, Sanford 114 

Zimmerman, Andrew 103 

Zimmerman, Daniel 102, 103 



Udvari, Sarah 26, 62, 110, 184 

Underwood, Allyson 21, 66 

Urie, Sarah 10, 14, 17, 28, 129 



Van Eaton, Charles 57 

Van Erem, Liz 7 

Van Gorkom, Regina 23, 82 

Villanueva, David 74, 75, 114 

Vordenbaum, Audrey 104 

Vork, Wendy 98 




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When it's finally time to close the 

books, sign the forms and hand in the 

keys, hug friends goodbye, we leave 

behind a beautiful campus and part 

from those who've helped us grow. 

But many things have been written 

on our memory's scroll which we will 

take with us beyond Bryan College. 

Beyond Bryan, Christ is still above all. 



by Courtney Jergins 



photo bv Garrett Mclntvre 



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Commoner 



Editor in Chief: Sarah Udvari 
Copy Editor: Courtney Jergins 
Design Editor: Kirsten Meberg 
Photography Editor: Garrett Mclntyre 
Business Manager: Marc Glines 

Staff Members: Amy Barham, Joy 
Bemer, Michelle Friesen, Kirsten Leach, 
Kassie Perritt, and Justin Winters. 

Advisors: John and Karin Carpenter 



Commoner 2008, Volume 76, was de- 
signed and edited by students at Bryan 
College and printed by Jostens, Inc. in 
Clarksville, Tennessee. Layouts produced 
using Adobe InDesign and photographs 
were edited using Adobe Photoshop. 

Our cover is Custom Litho with High 

Gloss Litho 478 and Process Color 

317 with Gloss Lamination. Fonts used 

throughout the book include Arial, 

Baskerville, Cheerstype, Christina Print, 

Genuine, Olive Oil, Rockwell, Sha Sha, 

and others. 



2008 



Design Credits: 

Opening/Closing: Kassie Perritt 

Student Life: Kirsten Leach &Joy 

Bemer 

Academics: Joy Bemer 

Organizations: Kassie Perritt & Joy 

Berner 

Sports: Amy Barham 

People: Amy Barham 



To the reader: 

I hope you enjoyed this amazing yearbook as much as we enjoyed making 

it. We spent countless hours brainstorming on these layouts, putting them 

together and trying to perfect them. My staff was amazing, and we only had 

five people second semester that were doing pages (not to mention Garrett was 

everywhere with his camera capturing everything!), so we struggled, but I hope 

that you realize that we did it for you. Countless hours were spent in order to 

make this tribute to Bryan College and the impact it has on our lives. 

Bryan is a special place, and there is nowhere like it, I guarantee it. It is a place 

that you will (hopefully) learn to love, if you don't already. It has captured 

my heart, and I will always be a Bryan Lion at heart. My sincere hope is that 

you will learn to take what you learned here from all the papers, tests, chapels, 

hours studying, conversations in the dorm rooms, and meals in the cafeteria 

and apply it beyond the Hill. We were all brought to Bryan for a reason, and I 

urge you to make the most of your time here! 

- Sarah Udvari, Editor-in-Chief 2007-2008 




aecia 



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thanks to all the communications professors who brought us greetings, encouragement, and/or 
chocolate during our weeklong stay in the comm. tech lab after graduation. 



DATE DUE 



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LIBRARY 
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